New Delhi: The ongoing winter session of the country's Parliament is not expected to run smoothly. Like the monsoon session, this session of Parliament seems to be witnessing uproar, protests, sloganeering and dharna from the opposition. In fact, 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs are scheduled to stage a dharna in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament premises on Wednesday. All these MPs are going to write to Upper House Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to revoke his suspension.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien said both suspended party MPs Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri will hold a dharna in front of Gandhi Murthy from 10 am to 6 pm throughout the winter session from Wednesday. We also invite other MPs to support them, he added. Both houses of Parliament witnessed uproar on Tuesday over the suspension of MPs and other opposition parties including Congress, TMC also walked out of the House. Leaders of 16 opposition parties, including the Congress, met Upper House Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu over the issue and requested for cancellation of suspension of these members. Naidu, however, said this is not possible without an apology from suspended MPs.
Even during the proceedings of the Upper House, Venkaiah Naidu rejected the demand for cancellation of suspension of MPs. He said action has been taken as per the rules. Leader of opposition in rajya sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on the issue that there is no question of apology. He said the suspension of MPs is against the rules and should be withdrawn. He said lawmakers should have had a chance to respond.
What are the allegations against MPs:-
Dola Sen of TMC made a gallows with a cloth or scarf and tied it around the neck of her own party MP Shanta Chhetri. The duo raised slogans by hanging the gallows around their necks. Shanta Chhetri and Dola Sen did so and reached a well in the House. Dola Sen is accused of pushing and arguing with the women security staff. At the same time, Dola Sen is accused of blocking the path of parliamentary affairs minister and leader of the House and pushing her.
Congress MPs Phoolo Devi Netam and Chhaya Verma tore up the papers and threw them at the Rajya Sabha General Secretary's table. The two Congress MPs misbehaved with the woman marshal and brought her to the well.
Congress MP Akhilesh Pratap Singh is accused of recording videos. He took down the video when the security staff reached there.
CPI MPs Binay Vishwam and Elamaram Karim, Congress MP Rajamani Patel and Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai are accused of snatching papers or folders from each other, which were to be placed on the table. Elamaram Karim of CPI grabbed the throat of a male marshal of the security staff and dragged him.
Congress MP Ripun Bora had climbed on to the stand of the LED TV on the left side of the chairman's chair.
Congress' Nasir Hussain and Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi are accused of tearing up paper and throwing it on the table of the House. Nasir Hussain first pushed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut towards the security staff and then pulled him back. Elamaram Karim, Ripun Bora, Binay Vishwam and Akhilesh Prasad Singh also joined the MPs.
- Nasir Hussain of congress and Elamaram Karim of CPI grabbed the shoulder of the male marshal who was trying to save the female marshal.