49 Lok Sabha MPs Barred Following Previous Day's Record-Breaking Suspension of 78 Opposition Members

49 Lok Sabha MPs Barred Following Previous Day's Record-Breaking Suspension of 78 Opposition Members

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On Tuesday, 49 Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha faced suspension for their role in disrupting proceedings, following the suspension of 78 opposition members a day earlier over protests and disturbances. Among the suspended MPs were notable figures such as Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari, and Karti Chidambaram, as well as Samajwadi Party's Dimple Yadav. Additional suspensions affected Supriya Sule (NCP), S Jagathrakshakan and DNV Senthil Kumar (DMK), Giridhari Yadav (JD(U)), Danish Ali (BSP), and Sushil Kumar Rinku (AAP).

The motion for suspension was introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, who accused the protesting members of being "frustrated" over recent assembly election results. Joshi claimed that the INDIA bloc MPs, seeking a statement from Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the security breach in Parliament on December 13, had initially agreed not to display placards. Joshi expressed concern that if such behavior persisted, these MPs might not return to the House in the future. He criticized the use of placards as an insult to the chair and the people of India.

As protests continued, the House adjourned until 2 pm. This development follows the unprecedented suspension of 78 opposition MPs on Monday, marking the highest number of suspensions in a single day. The move drew sharp criticism from the Congress and other parties, accusing the BJP government of attempting to push through key legislations in what they described as an "Opposition-less" Parliament. Tuesday's action brings the total number of suspended opposition MPs from both houses to 141 since the previous Thursday. Additionally, AAP member Sanjay Singh has been suspended as a Rajya Sabha member since July 24.

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