Lok Sabha Speaker suspends five Congress MPs

New Delhi: Discussions on current issues in Lok Sabha turned intense which led to the suspension of five Congress MPs for five days by the House Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Congress MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev, Ranjeet Ranjan, Adhir Choudhary, K Suresh and M K Raghavan have been suspended for causing disruption to the Lok Sabha Proceedings on Monday.

The Congress MPs tore papers and threw them at the Speaker’s chair apart from raising slogans during the House Proceedings.

The House denied the adjournment motion presented by the Congress for discussing the serious issue of mob lynchings in the country. Apart from Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy too demanded discussion on the serious issue.

The Opposition party members protested loudly against the demanded discussion by Congress party members, for which the Speaker of the House said she would like to see “how much indiscipline was possible” for the denied adjournment motion.

She asked Mallikarjuna Kharge to tender a notice for the discussions of mob lynching and also on gau rakshaks.

Treasury members Meenakshi Lekhi and Nishikant Dubey also raised questions on the Bofors gun deal exposure by a television channel during the violent argument between the party members of the House.

Recalling Finance Ministers recorded statement in Rajya Sabha condemning the violence in the name of cow and the vigilantism, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government too condemns the violence.

The House Speaker suspended the six MPs during the interim.

This is the second time House speaker has suspended MPs for causing disruption in the House.