In solidarity with suspended RS MPs, oppn planned to march to Vijay Chowk

New Delhi: The floor leaders of the Opposition parties in both Houses of Parliament will meet todayto discuss a proposal for a march by all opposition MPs from the Gandhi statue to Vijay Chowk in support of 12 Rajya Sabha members who have been suspended.

The meeting will take place today in the chamber of Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge. Since the opening day of the current Winter Session, the Upper House has been continuously adjourned due to the suspension of the 12 members.

Six members of the Congress are suspended, two each from the Trinamool Congress and the Shiv Sena, and one each from the CPI and the CPM: Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, Ripun Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain, and Akhilesh Prasad Singh; Dola Sen, Shanta Chhetri of the Trinamool Congress; Priyanka Chaturvedi

The members were suspended for suspected unruly behaviour near the close of the monsoon session in August, when marshals were called after Opposition members stormed the House Well during the passage of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021.

Since the first day of their suspension, the suspended MPs have been protesting in front of the Gandhi statue on Parliament grounds.

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