Around 78 members of the Parliament from both the houses Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabhawere suspended today after the opposition protested regarding the security breach that happened last day.
Today 18th December the number of members who got suspended has risen to 92, which is the highest number of suspensions in a single session over the years.
The suspensions have been the aftermath of the protests and demands for an official statement from the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the security breach that happened in the parliament earlier last week. Both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha the motion was moved for the suspension on the basis of misconduct and violating the rules of the house by shouting slogans. The House was adjourned for the day after the voting.
Leaders of the opposition parties have been reacting on social media platforms since the news of the suspensions was declared, President of the main opposition Congress party said on X (formerly Twitter) that, “First, intruders attacked Parliament. Then Modi govt is attacking parliament & democracy," the Congress Chief Whip K Suresh said that the motive behind suspending a large number of MPs is to pass legislation without any much resistance. Congress president also stated that the democratic norms have been thrown out by the “autocratic” government (link to tweet) and it has shown zero accountability to the parliament.
The Trinamool Congress’ official X (formerly Twitter) handle posted, “ With over 46 MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha, the supposed sanctum of India’s democracy, we can only assume that @BJP4India and HM @AmitShah are finally settling into their comfort zones in Parliament. A masterstroke in silencing dissent, HM @AmitShah can now effortlessly and comfortably make a statement. Quite the strategic move, isn’t it?”
However, the BJP leaders are defending the suspension stating that the opposition was disrupting the rules of the house. BJP leader Prakash Jadvekar said, “Opposition wants to disturb the proceedings of the house and that will not be appreciated by the people. The government has already taken the security breach incident seriously and the Lok Sabha Speaker also took all the necessary steps. What else does the opposition want?”
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