Suspension of 7 Congress Lok Sabha MPs withdrawn

Seven Congress MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha on March 5 for “gross misconduct” after they trooped to the Well of the House and snatched papers from the Speaker’s table.
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The suspension of seven Congress MPs from the Lok Sabha was withdrawn on Wednesday. It comes a week after a motion on the same was passed by a voice vote amid protests by opposition members in the House.

Earlier on Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had adjourned the House for an hour till 1.30 pm after uproar over the issue. Congress MPs had demanded the suspension order be rescinded.

The Congress leaders were suspended on March 5 for “gross misconduct” after they trooped to the Well of the House and snatched papers from the Speaker’s table. The suspension was to last for the remaining period of the ongoing budget session, till April 3.

Gaurav Gogoi, T N Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, Manickam Tagore, Rajmohan Unnithan, Benny Behanan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla were among the suspended MPs.

The Congress had reacted to the order, saying it was a “dictatorial decision” and motivated by “revenge politics”.

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