Lok Sabha on Monday adopted a motion to suspend 33 MPs as Opposition continued to protest and demand a discussion on the December 13 security breach in the Lower House. While 30 of them were suspended for the remainder of the Winter Session, three were suspended pending the report of the Privileges Committee.
On the other hand, Rajya Sabha suspended 45 MPs, with 34 being suspended for the remainder of the Winter Session, and 11 suspended till the Privilege Committee submits a report on them after they “continuously shouted and slogans and raised placards”.
Even earlier in the day, both Houses were off to a rocky start with multiple adjournments.
The Upper House passed the J&K Reorganisation Second Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Government of Union Territories (Amendment) Bill, 2023 by voice vote. The House has been adjourned till 4 p.m. amid continued sloganeering by Opposition leaders, who had moved 22 notices under Rule 267, which requires the suspension of other businesses to discuss the proposed issue on the Parliament’s security breach.
Police investigating the Parliament’s security breach have found pieces of broken and charred cell phones in Nagaur, Rajasthan. In the four days since the security breach, the police have arrested six persons: Manoranjan D, Sagar Sharma, Amol Shinde, Neelam Devi, Lalit Jha and Mahesh Kumawat.
The winter session is expected to continue till December 22, 2023.