New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien was on Wednesday suspended from the Rajya Sabha for disturbing behavior. As per reports, O’Brien was suspended from the Rajya Sabha yesterday for the remainder of the current session for disturbing behavior in the House. The action was taken against O’Brien for throwing the rule book on the tables of journalists during the discussion on the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The TMC leader shared on Twitter that he has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha for protesting the BJP making fun of Parliament and bulldozing the Election Act Bill 2021. He has now joined the 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs who are protesting against the Center at the Gandhi statue in Parliament. ( Derek O’Brien suspended)
TMC MP Derek O’Brien (file pic) suspended from Rajya Sabha for the remaining part of the current Session for ‘unruly behaviour’ in the House
He had allegedly thrown towards the Rajya Sabha Rule Book towards the Chair on Dec 21 during the discussion on Election Laws (Amendment Bill) 2021 pic.twitter.com/iSpL4oeEhJ
— ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2021
Biju Janata announced
Biju Janata Dal leader Sasmit Patra, who was presiding over the chairmanship. Biju Janata announced the suspension of O’Brien. Following which a motion was introduced in the Upper House by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan. The TMC member had placed the Rajya Sabha rule book on the journalists’ table. When the Chairman set aside his order, saying that the matter had been explained. After this the Treasury Bench raised the issue of his suspension. O’Brien then staged a walkout from the House followed by other members of opposition parties including Congress, DMK, TMC, AAP, Shiv Sena, Left, RJD, Samajwadi Party and BSP. Opposition parties staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha and accused the Speaker of not allowing the division sought by them on the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The last time I got suspended from RS was when govt. was BULLDOZING #FarmLaws
We all know what happened after that.
Hope this Bill too will be repelled soon
— Derek O’Brien | ‘ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) December 21, 2021
Opposition demands division over election law ( Derek O’Brien suspended)
The opposition members strongly opposed the bill and asked the government to withdraw it and finally staged a walkout from the house when the Deputy Speaker citing the members are in the well and as per the rule division cannot be given in this situation. His demand was not allowed. The opposition was demanding a split on the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which aims to give effect to long-pending electoral reforms, including linking Aadhaar with voter ID. When there was no division in the opposition, all their members staged a walkout from the house. Meanwhile, with the suspension of Derek from the Rajya Sabha, the total number of suspended MPs from the House now stands at 13. Earlier on November 29, on the first day of the winter session, 12 MPs of the house were suspended from the entire proceedings. (Derek O’Brien suspended )