Uproar over suspension of 12 members in Rajya Sabha, meeting adjourned till 4 pm


There was a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of suspension of 12 members, due to which the meeting was adjourned till 4 o’clock. Meanwhile, other opposition members also started demanding cancellation of the suspension of the suspended members.

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha meeting was adjourned till 4.10 pm on Monday after three adjournments after three adjournments due to uproar by opposition members demanding withdrawal of the suspension of 12 members suspended for indecent conduct. given. When it resumed at 3 pm after three adjournments, presiding chairman Sasmit Patra asked Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge to initiate a short-term discussion on “the situation arising in the country due to inflation including increase in the price of petroleum products”. said. Kharge said that he wants discussion but also wants that the suspension of 12 members who have been suspended for the remaining period of the winter session be withdrawn and they should be allowed to come to the House. Kharge said, “The suspended members want to take part in the proceedings. His suspension should be withdrawn.” Presiding Speaker Sasmit Patra said that inflation has to be discussed, so the members should focus themselves on the discussion. Meanwhile, other opposition members also started demanding cancellation of the suspension of the suspended members. Patra requested the members to remain calm. He said, “The discussion was demanded by you (opposition), the Business Advisory Committee gave time for it. Now you should start the discussion.”

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was present in the house, said, “The topic of discussion was decided by the opposition members. Time has been fixed for discussion and today when the discussion is to be held, he is not starting the discussion. Later the opposition members allege that the government is running away from the discussion.” Patra named the opposition members and asked them to start the discussion. When he named Dr Fauzia Khan of the Nationalist Congress Party, Fauzia said, “Either the suspension of our 12 colleagues should be canceled and they should be allowed to come in the house or we should also be suspended.” Patra once again Kharge. asked to start the discussion. Kharge said, “There is no order in the house. We want discussion. We also want to see our suspended associates take part in the proceedings here.” Patra appealed to create order in the House. Leader of the House and Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “You are appealing to make arrangements. Opposition members are making their demands. The disrespect that was done to the seat, the dignity of democracy was attacked….Shouldn’t it be thought of? These people (opposition members) talk about democracy and what exactly do they do.” Taking a dig at Kharge, Goyal said, “The Leader of the Opposition seems to have no control over his members. First they demanded discussion, now they raised an issue, then instigated their members. She wants to hide her incompetence. He accused the Congress of adopting duplicity. Patra once again asked the members to remain calm and initiate a short-term discussion. But seeing the commotion not stopping, he adjourned the meeting till four o’clock.

Earlier, after two adjournments, when the meeting started at 2 pm, Deputy Chairman Harivansh gave Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge an opportunity to speak after keeping some necessary documents. Kharge demanded cancellation of the suspension of the suspended members. Harivansh said that on this issue, the Chairman has already asked to find a way out by holding talks between the Leader of the House and the Leaders of the Opposition. He said, “The Leader of the Opposition should participate in the short-term discussion on the issue of price rise in the House. Short-term discussion is being held on an important subject, so members of all parties including the opposition should participate in it.” Seeing that there was no arrangement in the house, Harivansh adjourned the meeting till 3 pm. Earlier, when the Upper House met at 12 noon after a one-time adjournment, members of several opposition parties created a ruckus demanding the suspension of the suspended members be withdrawn. Deputy Chairman Harivansh appealed to the rioting members to go to their places and urged them to allow the Question Hour to run in the House. He said that Question Hour is also important for the country and lakhs of rupees are spent in preparing answers to the questions asked by the members. He told the agitating members that he was taking their rights and opportunities from other members. Amidst the noise in the House, the ministers answered some supplementary questions.

Amidst the uproar, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal said that the opposition members are talking about democracy but creating a ruckus here. He said that in the last session an indecent incident took place here and indecent behavior was meted out to the posture, officers and women marshals. Seeing the noise in the House not stopping, the Deputy Chairman adjourned the meeting till 2 pm. Earlier in the morning, the meeting was adjourned till 12 noon, ten minutes after the start of the meeting due to the uproar by the members of the opposition parties. On the commencement of the meeting, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu laid the necessary documents on the Table of the House. After this, Leader of Opposition in the House and senior Congress member Mallikarjun Kharge, referring to the incident of firing in Nagaland, said that “this is a very serious incident and the Home Minister should make a statement in this House”. That he has spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh about this and the Home Minister will make a statement later this afternoon. Leader of the House Piyush Goyal also told that the Home Minister will give a statement in the afternoon. After this, when Naidu started Zero Hour and asked Brijlal of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to raise his issue, at the same time Derek O’Brien of Trinamool Congress wanted to raise an issue. The Chairman, disallowing them, asked them to allow the members to raise their issues during the Zero Hour. Meanwhile, other opposition members including Trinamool Congress started a ruckus regarding their respective demands. Seeing that there was no order in the house, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 11.10 o’clock at about 10 o’clock till 12 o’clock.

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