NEW DELHI: In a tumultuous turn of events, the Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed dramatic scenes as thirty-three opposition members, including prominent leaders like Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Trinamool’s Saugata Roy, were suspended from the House. The suspensions cast a dark shadow over the Winter Session, already strained by the December 13th security breach.
The action came after persistent disruptions and alleged disregard for parliamentary decorum. Thirty members were suspended for the remainder of the session, which concludes on December 22nd, while three – K Jayakumar, Vijay Vasanth, and Abdul Khaleque – were reprimanded for climbing the Speaker’s podium in protest.
Fueling the fire, Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge condemned the move, stating, “With Opposition-less Parliament, government can now bulldoze key legislations, crush dissent.” This echoed earlier concerns raised by Jairam Ramesh about the government’s reluctance to address the Parliament on the security breach, raising suspicions of a deliberate attempt to stifle dissent.
The crux of the dispute lies in the Opposition’s demand for a statement from Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the Parliament security breach. Frustrated by the lack of official response within Parliament, their protests grew increasingly vocal, culminating in the suspensions.
This escalates the already tense atmosphere in the Lok Sabha, raising questions about the future of a productive session. Concerns are mounting that the crucial remaining days will be marred by further disruptions and stalemates, leaving important legislative work incomplete.
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