New Delhi: Rajya Sabha speaker Om Birla on Wednesday revoked the suspension of seven Congress Lok Sabha MPs who had been suspended on charges of disrupting House proceedings. Also Read - What Next? Govt Must Spell Out Future Plan Post 21-day Lockdown to Avoid Chaos, Says Congress
The development comes in the Parliament’s first session since it reopened after Holi break. During the Question Hour, BJP’s Kirit Solanki took the stand but was immediately stopped by several Congress leaders raised slogans demanding the speaker take back the expulsion order. An official announcement in regard of the suspension is expected to made by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at 2.30 PM. Also Read - 'Light a Diya of Reason, Not Superstition', Congress' Kapil Sibal Mocks PM Modi's Appeal to Nation
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The seven suspended Congress MPs are – Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behnan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla.
They were suspended last week for the remainder of the Budget Session for “gross misconduct” in the lower house and “utter disregard” for House rules as they snatched papers from the Speaker Birla’s table.
Commenting on the same, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had said, ”What kind of dictatorship is this. Suspension attempt to weaken us; the govt fears discussion on Delhi riots in Parliament. We saw revenge politics in House, orders were given by chairperson to suspend 7 Congress MPs for this session.”