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4 Congress MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha For Entire Monsoon Session Over ‘Unruly Behaviour’

Parliamentary Affair Minister Pralhad Joshi moved a resolution to suspend the four Congress MPs for the rest of the parliament monsoon session.

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A view of the Lok Sabha. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Four Congress MPs were suspended from Lok Sabha for the rest of the session for displaying placards and disrupting proceedings despite a warning by speaker Om Birla. Amid continuous disruptions, the Chair named Congress MPs Manickam Tagore, T.N. Prathapan, Jothimani and Ramya Haridas.

Later, parliamentary affair minister Pralhad Joshi moved a resolution to suspend the four for the rest of the session.

The House then passed the resolution by a voice vote and Rajendra Agarwal who was chairing the proceedings announced their suspension. He later adjourned the proceedings for the rest of the day.

Earlier, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned amid protests by Opposition members over price rise. Speaker Om Birla had warned the protesting members, including from the Congress, TMC and DMK, that those who continue to shout slogans, and display placards would have to do it outside the house. 

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