An Opposition MP sought a re-examination of the provision of the rule under which 25 Congress MPs were suspended and questioned the suspension of MPs who were not present when the Speaker took the decision.
N K Premachandran of the RSP wrote to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday pointing out that Mullappally Ramachandran, MK Raghavan and Kodikkunnil Suresh -were attending a meeting convened by the Minister of Forest and Environment in Room No 63 on Monday when the Speaker suspended them and others under Rule 374A.
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“Rule 374A intends to meet a situation when a disorder caused by a member needs to be deal with immediately so that order is restored in the house and the business of the house continues. This means that Rule 374A is applicable only to those member who are in the well of the House or obstructs or disrupts the proceedings, disobeying the directions of the speaker,” Premachandran wrote.
The RSP MP appealed to the Speaker to reexamine the provisions and take “appropriate decision”.