Six Congress MPs Suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker for 'Creating Ruckus'

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Raising the issue in the House, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge appealed to the Speaker to revoke the suspension of the six party members. At this, Speaker Mahajan adjourned the House till 2 p.m.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was at the protest as were Janata Dal-United's Sharad Yadav and D Raja of the CPI. (Let me see how indisciplined the Opposition can get.) However, thereafter 6 Congressmen were suspended from the House for 5 days. MPs being suspended is a shame to the Congress Party.

The opposition Congress MPs disrupted the Lok Sabha for almost an hour during zero hour.

Ordering their suspension amid noisy protests by the Congress members and counter-slogans of "shame, shame" from the BJP benches, the speaker said the conduct of the six opposition MPs was "highly unbecoming" and had undermined the dignity of the Chair. However, he told reporters that while "we can't comment on the Speaker, at the same time we want justice.When Meira Kumar was Speaker, the Opposition disrupted the House many times but she never lost her cool".

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The six Congress MPs - Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and MK Raghavan - were suspended on Monday for causing "grave disorder" by storming the Well, tearing papers and throwing them towards the Chair during their protest over growing incidents of lynching by cow vigilantes. He said that if the remarks were found to be true, then he would quit as the member of the House and demanded that if the BJP leaders failed to prove their allegation, then they should tender their resignations.

She said all this had happened despite she agreeing to a discussion on the issue of alleged atrocities against Dalits and Muslims.

Congress members staged a sit-in near the Speaker's podium throughout the Question Hour as she refused to permit a discussion on the issue. As Opposition parties continued with the protest, Mahajan appeared exasperated and emotional.

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