Poll | Will suspending 25 Cong MPs help Parliament function?

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 18:30 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 25 members of the Congress for five days for causing "grave disorder" in Parliament and for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House".

The Speaker 'named' (identifying for action) the 25 Congress members who were carrying placards and shouting slogans in the Well while pressing for resignation of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje over Lalit Modi row and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over Vyapam scam.

While taking the tough action under Rule 374(A), she said the members were being suspended for "persistently, wilfully obstructing the House".

Reacting to Speaker's decision, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told NDTV 'it is a black day for democracy'.

Read | Parliament logjam: 25 Congress MPs suspended for 5 days from LS

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