Eight members of the House suspended for a week: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

Parliament Monsoon Session 2020: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday suspended MPs Derek O’Brien, Sanjay Singh, Raju Satav, KK Ragesh, Ripun Bora, Dola Sen, Syed Nazir Hussain and Elamaran Karim for one week for unruly behaviour with the Chair.

Written by September 21, 2020 09:52
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New Delhi: Eight members of the House are suspended for a week, said Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced the suspension of MPs Derek O’Brien, Sanjay Singh, Raju Satav, KK Ragesh, Ripun Bora, Dola Sen, Syed Nazir Hussain and Elamaran Karim for one week for unruly behaviour with the Chair on Sunday.

The Chairman also stated that the no-confidence motion against the Deputy Chairman is not admissible under the rules.

Rajya Sabha witnessed unruly scenes as the opposition members stormed the well and reached the deputy chairman’s seat to protest against the farm bills debated and passed by the Upper House through voice vote.

It was a bad day for Rajya Sabha yesterday when some members came to the well of the House. Deputy Chairman was physically threatened. He was obstructed from doing his duty. This is unfortunate & condemnable. I suggest to MPs, please do some introspection, the Rajya Sabha Chairman said.

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha as opposition members rush to well & try to tear up farm bills

Criticising the conduct of the members of the house, six ministers led by Rajnath Singh expressed pain and anguish over the incident. During the day, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal and Union Minister Piyush Goyal went to meet Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to brief him on the incident.

The Opposition, meanwhile, moved a notice of no confidence against deputy chairman Harivansh Singh

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 10 am, following ruckus by Opposition MPs.