TMC MP asked to leave RS; Congress calls for restraint

New Delhi : With Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari asking Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy to leave the Upper House for the day, Congress MP and former union minister Renuka Chowdhury on Monday asked the lawmakers to maintain restraint so that such a situation does not arise in the future.

“If the members do not follow what he says then he takes actions at times. It will be better if we be in our limits so that such a situation does not arise,” she told ANI outside the Parliament.

Ansari invoked rule 255 against the TMC MP, asking him to leave the Rajya Sabha for misbehaviour.

Roy repeatedly demanded that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar make an urgent statement on the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

Raising objection to Ansari’s decision, the TMC members staged a walkout from the Upper House after Roy was asked to leave for the day.

The TMC had today given a notice in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of all business to pave way for immediate discussion on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. (ANI)