8 MPs Suspended Over Farm Bills Row Refuse To Leave Rajya Sabha, Protest Overnight

Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: 8 MPs Suspended Over Farm Bills Row Refuse To Leave, Protest Overnight

Parliament Monsoon Session: The Monsoon session is scheduled to conclude on October 1. (File)

New Delhi:

Eight opposition members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended on Monday for the rest of the session over the chaos in the House during Sunday’s passing of the farm bills. However, the members, including Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay singh, Congress’s Rajeev Satav and CPM’s KK Ragesh, refused to leave.

Hours later they did eventually depart, but went only as far as the parliament lawns, where they spread out sheets and staged a sit-in holding up placards that read – “We will fight for farmers” and “parliament assassinated”.

The MPs spent the night on the lawns of the parliament building before joining other opposition leaders to walk to President Ram Nath Kovind’s official residence to bring his attention to the issue.

The suspended members, who were told they had displayed “unruly behavior especially with the Chair and gross disorderly conduct”, had refused to leave the House while the opposition protested loudly against the action, causing five adjournments of the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition said the members should have been given a chance to explain and demanded a vote on their suspension, but the Rajya Sabha said the decision was based on a government motion.

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