8 Suspended MPs end sit-in protest after Opposition decides to boycott remaining of session of Rajya Sabha
The 8 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs have ended their protest as the Opposition MPs boycotted the rest of the Monsoon Session. Today (September 22) is the ninth day of the 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on September 14
New Delhi: On September 22, the eight suspended MPs ended their protest inside Parliament complex. This move comes after the Opposition decided to boycott the remaining session of Rajya Sabha. The opposition MPs boycotted the rest of the Monsoon Session over three demands.
The MPs ended their protest in the Parliament premises on the second day.
According to reports, the suspended parliamentarians spent the night in the lawns near Mahatma Gandhi's statue.
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday suspended 8 MPs for a week on charges of misconduct. He directed the marshals to escort TMC MP Derek O'Brien and others out of the house over their unruly behaviour after which further protests broke out.
Apart from O’Brien, TMC’s Dola Sen, Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress leaders Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora and Syed Nasir Hussain and KK Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem of the CPI(M) were among those who were suspended for “bringing disrepute to the House”.
The Monsoon Session is scheduled to end on October 1. However, the session is likely to be curtailed with several MPs testing positive for COVID-19.