In a dramatic turn of events, the Winter Session of Parliament is embroiled in chaos following the suspension of an additional 33 Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) today. This decision, marking a total of 92 suspended MPs, was taken due to their alleged involvement in disrupting the proceedings by carrying placards inside the Parliament.
The suspended MPs hail from various parties including AITC, DMK, INC, IUML, and others. Among the prominent names are Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress and Gaurav Gogoi, also from the Congress party.
This move has sparked intense debates within the political sphere, with opposition members condemning the suspensions as a suppression of their voices. Priyanka Chaturvedi, a Shiv Sena (UBT) MP, expressed strong dissent, stating, “Such tyranny won’t work. It is not acceptable to the country.”
Furthermore, the suspension wave hasn’t been confined to the Lok Sabha alone. Several Rajya Sabha MPs, including notable figures like Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Surjewala from the Congress, faced a similar fate, being suspended for the remainder of the Winter Session.
Reacting to the suspensions, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury criticized the government’s actions, highlighting the demand for reinstating the previously suspended MPs and urging the Home Minister to address the Parliament’s security concerns.
Gaurav Gogoi echoed similar sentiments, accusing the ruling party of using these suspensions as a means to stifle opposition voices and divert attention from the alleged failures of the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.
The uproar in Parliament, coupled with the suspension of numerous MPs, paints a picture of escalating tensions and a widening gap between the ruling party and the opposition, setting the stage for heated debates and potential confrontations in the ongoing session.