New Delhi: The third day of the Budget Session in the Parliament witnessed the suspension of the seven Congress MPs from Lok Sabha. They were suspended for throwing papers at the Speaker in the House. The order to suspend the MPs was given by Speaker Om Birla. Also Read - ‘Election Commission Not in Favour of State Funding of Elections,’ Anurag Thakur Tells Lok Sabha
The Congress MPs who were suspended today include Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behnan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla.
As per updates, they will not be able to attend the Lok Sabha for the rest of the budget session on charges of gross misconduct.
Reacting to the order from the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated that the move is not taken from the Speaker’s side but from the Central government. He said he will not bow down to this suspension in any case.
“We saw revenge politics in House, orders were given by chairperson to suspend 7 Congress MPs for this session,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said.
He said the suspension attempt is to weaken the Opposition as the Central government fears discussion on Delhi riots in the Parliament.
Reacting to the suspension, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said, “Suspend us for a year, but discuss Delhi riots and heal wounds of people.”
On the other hand, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi condemned the behaviour of the Congress MPs and said that snatching papers from Speaker’s table utmost disrespect to Chair.
“We have requested the Speaker to set up a panel to look into continuous indiscipline by Congress members,” Pralhad Joshi said.
An argument broke out when the Opposition members demanded an immediate discussion on Delhi violence which has claimed over 47 lives and injured more than 200 people n Northeast Delhi.