Decoding the 14 Opposition MPs Suspended from Lok Sabha: Who, Why, and What’s Next?
New Delhi,14 December(City Times): Unrest in Parliament: A political storm unfolded in the Indian Parliament as 14 opposition MPs, including prominent figures from Congress, DMK, and CPI(M), faced suspension for disregarding the chair’s directives amidst heightened security concerns.
Unrest in Parliament: Suspension Resolutions and Party Breakdown
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi initiated the suspension resolutions, targeting five Congress MPs, including TN Prathapan and Hibi Eden. Later, an additional nine MPs faced suspension, creating a total of 14 suspensions during the ongoing Winter session.
Opposition’s Reaction and Demands
Congress Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal criticized the move as a “horrible, undemocratic” act. The opposition intensified its call for Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation, citing the recent Lok Sabha security breach as a catalyst for their demands.
Profiles of Suspended MPs
Detailed profiles of the suspended MPs were presented, ranging from experienced leaders like Manickam Tagore and Kanimozhi Karunanidhi to newer faces like Dean Kuriakose and Jothimani Sennimalai.
Derek O’Brien’s Suspension in Rajya Sabha
The suspension saga extended to the Rajya Sabha, where TMC MP Derek O’Brien faced suspension for alleged “unruly” conduct. The motion was moved by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, leading to a controversial situation.
Recap of Security Breach and Intruders
The suspension developments occurred in the aftermath of a significant security breach in the Lok Sabha. Two intruders disrupted proceedings by jumping into the chamber from the visitors’ gallery, igniting a smoke canister. The MPs swiftly responded, leading to the apprehension of the intruders.
Opposition’s Critique and Demands for Accountability
Opposition leaders condemned the government’s handling of the security breach, highlighting the need for accountability. The demand for action against BJP MP Pratap Simha, accused of facilitating the intruders’ access pass, echoed within the parliamentary debates.
Full List Of 15 Opposition MPs Suspended:
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Detailed Profiles of Suspended MPs: Who Are the 14 Opposition Member Of Parliament or parliamentarian Suspended from Lok Sabha for Disregarding the Chair?
- Kanimozhi Karunanidhi: MP from Thoothukkudi, Tamil Nadu, and daughter of former CM M. Karunanidhi.
- Manickam Tagore: Congress MP from Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, and a prominent party leader.
- PR Natrajan: CPIM leader representing Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and parliamentary group leader.
- VK Sreekandan: Congress MP from Palakkad, Kerala, and president of the Palakkad district Congress Committee.
- Mohammad Jawed: Congress MP from Kishanganj, Bihar, and former working president of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee.
- SR Parthiban: DMK MP from Salem, Tamil Nadu, and former MLA from Mettur.
- S Venkatesan: CPI(M) MP from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, and a Tamil writer.
- Benny Behanan: Congress MP from Chalakudy, Kerala, and former MLA.
- K Subbarayan: CPI MP from Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, and a member of the CPI.
- Dean Kuriakose: Congress MP from Idukki, Kerala, and former state president of Indian Youth Congress.
- Hibi Eden: Congress MP from Ernakulam, Kerala, and son of late MP George Eden.
- TN Prathapan: Congress MP from Thrissur, Kerala, and former MLA.
- Ramya Haridas: Congress MP from Alathur, Kerala, and the second-ever Dalit woman MP from Kerala.
- Jothimani Sennimalai: Congress MP from Karur, Tamil Nadu, and a prominent politician and writer.
- Derek O’Brien: TMC MP Derek O’Brien faced suspension for alleged “unruly” conduct. The motion was moved by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, leading to a controversial situation.
In conclusion, the suspension of these fifteen MPs has cast a shadow over the parliamentary proceedings, creating a ripple effect of political turbulence. The Winter Session, marred by disruptions and a security breach, now grapples with the aftermath of disciplinary actions. The debates on democracy, accountability, and the events leading to the suspensions underscore the challenges facing the Indian political landscape. As the suspended MPs navigate their political futures, the incident remains a focal point in the ongoing discourse on parliamentary decorum and governance.