MPs tried to attack house Chairman Hamid Ansari during the introduction of Women's Reservation Bill
Prasanna Mohanty | March 9, 2010
Seven members of Rajya Sabha belonging to SP, RJD, LJP and an unattached MP were suspended on Tuesday for remaining part of the budget session for their unruly behaviour in the House yesterday over the Women's Reservation Bill.
The suspended members are Subhash Yadav (RJD), Sabir Ali (LJP), Veerpal Singh Yadav, Nand Kishore Yadav, Amir Alam Khan and Kamal Akhtar (all SP), and Ejaz Ali(Unattached).
The motion for their suspension was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan and was passed by a voice vote.
The action was taken under Rule 256 of the House, for showing total "disregard for dignity of Council and authority of the Chair" by obstructing the business of the House.
Yesterday, these members had indulged in unprecedented unruly scenes and even tried to attack Chairman Hamid Ansari when the Womens' Reservation Bill was moved by the government.
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