TMC leader Derek O’Brien on Thursday questioned “democracy” in the country and claimed that three MPs were stopped from re-entering Parliament after Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday.
This comes a day after six TMC MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha for creating a ruckus over the Pegasus row.
A day after six TMC MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha for creating a ruckus over the Pegasus spying issue, TMC’s Derek O’Brien on Thursday claimed three MPs were stopped from re-entering Parliament after the House was adjourned. In a tweet, TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien shared a video of the incident.
On Wednesday, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu suspended six TMC MPs for the day for carrying placards while protesting along with other Opposition MPs over the Pegasus issue.
The six TMC MPs who were suspended were Dola Sen, Abir Ranjan Biswas, Md. Nadimul Haque, Shanta Chhetri, Arpita Ghosh and Mausam Noor.
These “members of the Rajya Sabha who entered the well of the Hosue displayed placards, disobeyed the Chair and whose conduct was grossly disorderly in the House this morning (August 4, 2021) have been directed to withdraw immediately from the Council under rule 255 by the Chairman,” a Parliamentary bulletin said.
Earlier, TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said the suspension of six party MPs proved that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi regime had conceded defeat and vowed to carry on the “fight for truth”.
“The crackdown on our MPs clearly indicates that @BJP4India’s 56-inch GODFATHER has CONCEDED DEFEAT! YOU CAN SUSPEND US BUT YOU CANNOT SILENCE US! We will not budge an inch to fight for our people & to fight for the truth. Until the last drop of our blood – BRING IT ON!,” Abhishek Banerjee tweeted.
BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said the suspended MPs were creating nuisance inside the House, which was unacceptable and contrary to the dignity of Parliament.
“The TMC is talking about discussion (on the snooping controversy) but in the West Bengal assembly, it does not tolerate discussion. Bills are passed through the guillotine method without discussion,” Sayantan Basu said.
“To divert attention from its own misdeeds, which had been flagged by the National Human Rights Commission, TMC MPs are resorting to disruption in both Houses,” the BJP leader said.