14 C
Sunday, January 17, 2021

    Assam MP Ripun Bora and seven Opposition members Suspended from Rajya Sabha over Farm Bill chaos

    Ripun Bora was amongst the eight Opposition members who were suspended from the House for the remaining part of the monsoon session

    GUWAHATI: Assam MP and Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora was suspended from Rajya Sabha for the remaining part of the monsoon session on Monday for unruly behaviour.

    A day after slogans and protests in Rajya Sabha against the two controversial farm bills, Bora was amongst the eight Opposition members who were suspended from the House. Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu has also rejected the no-confidence motion moved by 12 opposition parties against deputy chairman Harivansh.

    Bora said, “I along with seven MPs of Rajya Sabha- Dereck O’Brien, Dola sen of TMC, Rajiv Satav, Sayed Nasir from INC, KKRagesh, Elaram Karine of CPI (M) and Sanjay Singh of AAP were suspended from the remaining session of Parliament. We opposed the anti farmers’ bill yesterday.”

    On Monday, as Rajya Sabha started its proceedings, protests continued with the opposition parties moving a motion against the deputy chairman.

    Naidu said that all of them were suspended for unruly behavior and violating social distancing norms. “What happened yesterday defies logic; it was a really bad day for Rajya Sabha. Some members came to the well of the House, threw paper, reached mic of the deputy chairman, hurled papers at him and abused him. The rule book was thrown at him,” the Upper House chairman said.

    Passage of key farm bills triggered the protests by Opposition in the Parliament.

    Reacting to the suspension, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Suspension of the eight MPs who fought to protect farmers’ interests is unfortunate and reflective of this autocratic government’s mindset that doesn’t respect democratic norms and principles. We won’t bow down and we’ll fight this fascist Govt in Parliament & on the streets.”


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    ‘ST status granted to six communities of Assam’: JP Nadda ‘goof-up’ in Silchar

    The CCTOA has been objecting to the demands of granting ST status to the six communities

    Chinese Pangolin Rescued in City: Two Held

    There is a huge demand for these mammals in China and southeast Asia where pangolin meat is considered a delicacy and a tonic food

    62 Bangladeshis held along Indo-Bangla border since 2019: BSF

    Over 44,645 cattle heads and 47,940 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup were seized too

    Buffalo Fights Continue in Assam despite SC ban

    Earlier, though they're used to be organising committees for the events, with SC ruling, villagers now a day organize such events by their own

    ‘Save Laika-Dadhia dwellers’: Debabrata Saikia writes to NHRC

    Rehabilitation of these forest villagers – mostly flood-hit – has been a long-pending issue since 1986

    BREAKING: Assam bans Gutka, Pan Masala, chewing materials containing tobacco

    In the present Covid-19 epidemic situation, the use of tobacco products is one of the most vulnerable parts as aware by WHO, ICMR, and Assam government