New Delhi, Aug 3 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs, saying the decision was taken to ensure proper functioning of the Parliament.
“It is the prerogative of the presiding officer of each House of Parliament to take all the steps to ensure that the Parliament runs as per the wishes of the people. Any decision that the chair takes, I think, is not a subject to any political commentary,” BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told ANI.
The Congress has dubbed Mahajan’s decision as ‘harsh and one-sided.’
According to reports, Mahajan had named around 25 to 27 Congress MPs as ‘disruptors’. She has suspended them under ruling 374 (A).
The lawmakers, who have been suspended, include Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev,Deepender Hooda, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury,BN Chandrappa, Abhijit Mukherjee, Santokh Chaudhary,Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, R Dhruvanarayana, Ninong Ering, BV Nayak and Suresh Kodikunnil.
Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am Tuesday following frequent disruption by the opposition parties. (ANI)