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TMC MP Santanu Sen, Who Snatched and Tore IT Minister’s Statement, Suspended From Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Santanu Sen was suspended from Rajya Sabha on Friday (July 23) for the remaining period of the Monsoon session of the parliament, a day after he snatched papers from IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and tore them in the House.

Amid the ongoing tiff over the Pegasus issue between the Centre and Opposition, TMC MP Santanu Sen on Thursday snatched the statement from Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in Rajya Sabha and tore it into pieces.

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Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House.

Soon after the obituary references and laying of papers, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan moved a motion for Sen’s suspension after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) member snatched papers from Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and tore those in the House.

The motion was passed by a voice vote and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Sen to leave the House.

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The TMC members protested and raised objection to the manner in which the motion was brought without listing it in the day’s business.

TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Ray raised the issue of Sen being threatened by a minister, but the chairman said it happened after the House was adjourned.


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