AAP leader Sanjay Singh suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behaviour'
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday adopted a motion to suspend Aam Aadmi Party member Sanjay Singh for the remaining part of the week for his "unruly behaviour" in the House. The suspension comes a day after 19 MPs of opposition parties including seven from the TMC, six from the DMK, besides those from the TRS, CPI-M and CPI, were suspended for their unruly behaviour in the House.
Soon after the House met for Question Hour at 12 noon, Deputy Chairman Harivansh invoked Rule 256 and named Singh for tearing papers and throwing it at the Chair on Tuesday. The deputy chairman said Singh's action was in utter disregard of rules and the authority of the Chair. Soon thereafter, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan moved a motion to suspend Singh from the House for the remainder of the week.
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The motion was adopted by voice vote, even as opposition members continued to raise uproar in the well of the house. The deputy chairman asked Singh to leave the House soon after the motion was adopted. Amid continued sloganeering by opposition members, the deputy chairman adjourned the House briefly for 15 minutes.
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Congress and other opposition parties wanted to raise the issue of rise in prices of essential items. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said he has not allowed notices given by several members under Rule 267 as some of them can be taken up in the normal course of business. This wasn't acceptable to the opposition which started raising the issues following which Naidu adjourned the proceedings till noon.
Before he could complete, Sanjay Singh was up on his feet trying to raise the Gujarat hooch issue and said 55 people have died after drinking spurious liquor in the state. This infuriated Naidu, who asked Singh to sit down. "What is this? Height of irresponsibility. I have to say (about the 267 notices)," he said. As Singh persisted, Naidu warned him that he will be named. "And you will be sent out. You have to understand this." "Don't provoke me to that extent... .I have to read the names (of those who have given notices under 267). You don't have the patience to even listen to that," he said.
Naidu said he has received notices under Rule 267 from Jawhar Sircar (TMC), Tiruchi Siva (DMK), Binoy Viswam (CPI), Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong), Elamaram Kareem (CPM), Javed Ali Khan (SP), Ram Gopal Yadav (SP), Sanjay Singh (AAP), Shaktisinh Sohil (Cong) and K C Venugopal.
"I have gone through the notices. They can be taken up in normal course. I have already admitted some of them under other motions so I am not admitting them," he said. But as opposition MPs began raising the issues, Naidu adjourned the proceedings.
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