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141 opposition members dismissed from Indian Parliament in three days

Abdur Rahman Khan

78 opposition members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha together were dismissed.

78 opposition members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha together were dismissed. The incident happened on Monday (December 18). Earlier, 14 people were sacked last Thursday (14th). Finally today Tuesday (December 19) 49 MPs were dismissed. A total of 141 opposition MPs were dismissed in three days.

Opposition MPs were demanding Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement on the release of colored gas by jumping in the Lok Sabha. They came down to the well and protested and shouted slogans, there was a lot of commotion. Then they were suspended. A record number of parliaments were suspended in three days. The Lok Sabha became virtually unopposed.

Parliamentary Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the opposition had agreed not to come down to the well and protest, not to bring placards, not to raise slogans. That is what they are doing now. So there was no option but to suspend them.

And the opposition says that when the parliament is going on, the home minister is talking outside without saying anything. Why he does not talk about this in Parliament?

At least 49 MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Among them are Shashi Tharoor, Mala Roy, Manish Tiwari, Karti Chidambaram, Supriya Sule, Farooq Abdullah, Dimple Yadav, Sudeep Bandyopadhyay.

There is a meeting of the India Alliance of Opposition parties on Tuesday. Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee will attend the meeting called by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharg. As there will be talks about fighting together in the next Lok Sabha elections, seat compromise, there will also be discussions about suspending so many opposition members from the parliament.

what happened

Recently, two people jumped from the audience gallery in the Lok Sabha. They spread colored gas in Lok Sabha. The statement of the opposition, that the parliament is not protected, has been proved again. The Union Home Minister has to make a statement in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha about this.

Congress leader Adhirranjan Chowdhury said in the Lok Sabha that they demanded a statement from the Home Minister on the issue of Parliament security. He talks a lot outside but says nothing in Parliament. Action is being taken only when objectionable questions are raised.

Opposition MPs descended upon the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in protest. He was chanting. In this case the speaker or chairman can take action as per rules. They have taken measures accordingly. But usually, so many opposition parliaments are not suspended.

On Thursday, 13 MPs in the Lok Sabha and Derek O’Brien were suspended in the Rajya Sabha. 78 people were killed on Monday. Among them are Adhirranjan Chowdhury, Kalyan Chowdhury, Kakali Ghosh Dastidar, Prasoon Banerjee, Sougat Roy, Shatabdi Roy, TR Balu, A Raja, Dayanidhi Maran. Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Nadimul Haque, Jairam Ramesh were suspended from Lok Sabha.

political response

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, ‘If all opposition parliaments are suspended like this, how will they speak for the people? Then the whole house should be suspended. They are farce in the name of democracy. There is no one to speak for the people. The public will suspend them now.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “Democracy has been killed.” After 13 opposition MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha on December 14, 35 more were suspended on Monday. 45 people were suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The demands raised by the opposition parliaments are completely correct.

BJP spokesperson Tuhin Sinha told India Today that the Union Home Minister will make a statement in Parliament in due course. Tell everything in detail. His complaint is that the opposition is doing reckless acts of Parliament. They don’t want any serious discussion in Parliament. They came to pass the time.

Patterns of protest and unopposed Parliament

Veteran journalist Jayant Bhattacharya told DW, ‘There are two sides to this incident. One is a form of protest and the other is punishment. The nature of opposition protests in India has been debated for a long time. It was at the center of discussion during the UPA era. still have But therefore an unopposed parliament is by no means desirable. This should also be considered.

An offer of mercy

Mamata Banerjee has expressed her views on seat compromise with the Congress and the Left in West Bengal ahead of the All India meeting. At a press conference in Delhi on Monday, Mamata said, ‘I have no difficulty in discussing with anyone. I have no problem talking to leftists. But if others don’t want to do it, then I don’t know any medicine for it.’

But besides this, Mamata also indicated that she is not willing to give up more than two seats for the Congress. He said, ‘People of Bengal know that they have two seats. I agree to talk.

Congress leaders did not comment on it. CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty said that they will not join hands with Mamata Banerjee in any way.

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