12 opposition members suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of Winter Session

Among the suspended members, six are from the Congress

12 opposition members suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of Winter Session

Opposition leaders stage a protest in Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. RSTV/PTI

New Delhi, November 29

Twelve opposition members in Rajya Sabha, including Congress MP Chhaya Verma, Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and TMC’s Dola Sen, were on Monday suspended for the remaining part of the Winter Session for their misconduct and unruly behaviour during the last session.

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. —PTI

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