Rajya Sabha suspends 12 MPs including Elamaram Kareem, Binoy Viswam


Rajya Sabha / Photo:ANI

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday suspended 12 opposition MPs for the rest of parliament’s winter session for their misconduct and unruly behaviour during the last session.

The suspended MPs include Kerala’s Elamaram Kareem, Binoy Viswam, Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, R Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, TMC’s Dola Sen, Shanta Chhetri, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai.

Among the suspended members, six are from the Congress, two each from the TMC and Shiv Sena and one each from the CPM and the CPI.

The Upper House had witnessed ugly scenes when the opposition members were protesting against the three farm bills during the Monsoon session.

The six suspended members from the Congress are - Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, Ripun Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain and Akhilesh Prasad Singh.

Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai of the Shiv Sena, Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri of TMC, Elamaram Kareem from CPM and Binoy Viswam from CPI are the other members suspended for the rest of the session.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh announced the suspension of the members and adjourned the House till Tuesday.

(With added inputs from PTI)

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