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Speaker mulls suspension of 13 Congress, TMC MPs identified as ‘repeat offenders’ for tearing papers in House | India News

NEW DELHI: Upset over incidents of tearing papers and throwing on the chair and also on ministers, speaker Om Birla is contemplating suspension of at least 13 MPs belonging to the Congress and the TMC, who have been identified as “repeat offenders”.
“It was an insult to the chair as torn papers rained for several minutes when Rajendra Agarwal was the presiding officer. Therefore, we expect that the Speaker will initiate action against the MPs, who have misbehaved with the presiding officer,” said a source.
It was learnt that the Speaker summoned some of the opposition leaders in his chamber and conveyed his displeasure and warned that such behaviour will not be tolerated anymore.
Sources said some of the MPs have been identified as video of the proceedings was scrutinised and their behaviour was found to be against the parliamentary ethics and derogatory to the chair.
In Lok Sabha, Congress and TMC MPs on Wednesday tore papers and threw it at the chair and towards parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi.
As opposition MPs mainly from Congress and TMC threw papers on the chair and also on parliamentary affairs minister, some of the ruling MPs were seen outraged and stood up.
Realising the gravity of the situation, Rajendra Agarwal, who was presiding in the zero hour, adjourned the house for half an hour. Senior ministers including Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, Anurag Thakur, Joshi were seen in a huddle while another Union minister Darshana Jardosh was heard saying that such “unruly” behaviour should not be tolerated and be brought to the knowledge of the people.
Union minister Anurag Thakur said Congress and TMC MPs had tried not to let Parliament function on Wednesday.
“They can register their protest but that too has a limit. They threw papers on the Speaker, ministers and even at the media gallery and showed placards. Why is the opposition running away from discussions?” he questioned.
Thakur said there is a way to protest but on Wednesday, the opposition damaged the dignity and decorum of the temple of our democracy. “The opposition MPs have ashamed the world’s largest democracy by their condemnable actions,” he added.



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