Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid protests by Opposition MPs over the suspension of 12 members. The protesting MPs had gathered near the Gandhi Statue on the Parliament premises earlier in the day. They included Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Malikarjun Kharge, Trinamool Congress' Sougata Roy and Mohua Moitra, and Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.
Context Why does this story matter?
The 12 MPs were suspended for allegedly creating a ruckus in Parliament on the last day of the Monsoon Session. They were suspended from the remaining days of the ongoing Winter Session. The suspension came after Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi wrote to Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu Monday seeking action against the 'indiscipline.'
Information Who are the suspended MPs?
Six suspended MPs belong to Congress : Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, Ripun Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain, and Akhilesh Prasad Singh. The others include TMC's Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri; Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai; CPM's Elamaram Kareem; and CPI's Binoy Viswam.
Details Opposition MPs later sloganeered inside House
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