141 opposition MPs suspended so far: Are they allowed to enter Parliament?  Check list of restrictions

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141 opposition MPs suspended so far: Are they allowed to enter Parliament? Check list of restrictions – Gudstory

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The Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued a circular detailing strict measures against the 49 opposition MPs who were recently suspended. These restrictions cover various aspects of parliamentary functioning, significantly affecting the roles and responsibilities of MPs.

The suspended members are now barred from entering the Parliament chamber, its lobby and galleries. This restriction extends to their participation in meetings of parliamentary committees where they hold membership. Any business listed under their name or notices submitted by them will also not be considered during the suspension period.

β€œAny notice given by him during the period of suspension is not acceptable. The circular states that they cannot vote in the elections to the committees held during the period of their suspension.

It has been clarified in the circular that the MPs will not get their daily allowance during the period of suspension. This decision is in accordance with the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954. This means that their stay at the place of duty cannot be considered as residence on duty under the said Act.

141 MPs suspended

Altogether 141 MPs have been suspended. Of these, 95 are from Lok Sabha and 46 from Rajya Sabha. This mass suspension has deepened the crisis in Parliament, especially at a time when important bills were introduced and passed with limited discussion. According to BJP MP Hema Malini, the MLAs have been suspended because “they keep raising questions”.

Opposition’s stance

The crux of the controversy is the opposition’s demand for a statement from Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament. They want a discussion on the recent security breach incident on December 13, where intruders stormed the Lok Sabha and released smoke.

Reacting to the suspension, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge announced plans for nationwide protests on 22 December.

“They want to suspend everyone and run a dictatorship by throwing everyone out of the House, this will not work in a democracy. That is why we will go to the people. We will keep protesting until they revoke the suspension and Don’t make it.” Make a statement in the House and initiate a discussion in the House,” ANI quoted Kharge as saying.

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram clearly said, “This is going to become the trend. This is my way or the highway. If you don’t fall in line, we will throw you out because we have the majority. We control both the Houses.” Are.” Sarcasm.

(With ANI inputs)

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Published: 20 Dec 2023, 01:05 PM IST

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