Telangana crisis: 18 Andhra MPs suspended from Lok Sabha over ruckus in Parliament

Kumar named the members and said they had been suspended under Rule 374 A.

New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2014 5:16 pm
Meira Kumar named the members and said they had been suspended under Rule 374 A. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain) Meira Kumar named the members and said they had been suspended under Rule 374 A. (IE Photo: Praveen Jain)

Cracking the whip, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday suspended 18 MPs from Andhra Pradesh for rest of the session after unprecedented pandemonium broke out in the House over the Telangana issue.

Kumar announced the decision soon after the House met at 2 PM after being adjourned in the wake of the ruckus created at noon by pepper spraying and fisticuffs among members opposing and supporting Telangana.

She named the members and said they had been suspended under Rule 374 A which says that a member can “be suspended from the service of the House for a period not exceeding the remainder of the session” for disregarding “the authority of the Chair or abusing the rules of the House by persistently and wilfully obstructing business”.

“They may forthwith withdraw from the precincts of the House,” Kumar said.

Those suspended include L Rajagopal, expelled Congress member who had earlier sprayed pepper gas from a canister in the House, causing chaos. TDP member M Venugopala Reddy, who broke the mike, was also among the MPs suspended.

Others suspended are Sabbam Hari, Anantha Venkatarami Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, SPY Reddy, M Sreenivasulu Reddy, V Aruna Kumar, A Sai Prathap, Suresh Kumar Shetkar, KRG Reddy, Bapi Raju Kanumuri and G Sukhender Reddy (all Cong), Niramalli Sivaprasad, Nimmala Kristappa, K Narayana Rao (all TDP), and Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and M Rajamohan Reddy (both YSR Cong).

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    Mayank
    Feb 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    It is high time that the conduct of parliamentarians in as well as outside the parliament is continously hitting rock bottom. Everyone talks about need to be disciplined but very few practice it. Infact this behaviour also reflects the general trend in many sections of our society. Common people these days too often pursue this kind of unruly behaviour if they dont subscribe to an event or an ideology. This is widespread not only in real world but also in the virtual world of social media. I hope this provide a platform for our 'leaders' and society in general to realise the imperatives of civilsed, intellectual and rationale driven argumentative behaviour and do away with such impulsive 'peppery' responses.
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    Mayank
    Feb 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    It is high time that the conduct of parliamentarians in as well as outside the parliament is continously hitting rock bottom. Everyone talks about need to be disciplined but very few practice it. Infact this behaviour also reflects the general trend in many sections of our society. Common people these days too often pursue this kind of unruly behaviour if they dont subscribe to an event or an ideology. This is widespread not only in real world but also in the virtual world of social media. I hope this provide a platform for our 'leaders' and society in general to realise the imperatives of civilsed, intellectual and rationale driven argumentative behaviour and do away with such impulsive 'peppery' responses.
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    abcd1234
    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Why not suspend other MP who are Ministers in Central Government
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    abcd1234
    Feb 13, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Why not suspend other MP who are Ministers in Central Government
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    Prasad
    Feb 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    This only shows how inept this UPA govt is. The PM is weak and has no control over his cabinet. He is controlled by Sonia. They are trying to thrust a highly one sided bill on people of AP without reaching any consent. This shows how alienated the UPA govt and Congress party is from the people of Seemandhra.. Thisis not the way to rule.
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    Prasad
    Feb 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    This only shows how inept this UPA govt is. The PM is weak and has no control over his cabinet. He is controlled by Sonia. They are trying to thrust a highly one sided bill on people of AP without reaching any consent. This shows how alienated the UPA govt and Congress party is from the people of Seemandhra.. Thisis not the way to rule.
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    Citizen
    Feb 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    Are we in a democratic nation or in a demon's den?????? Just for the sake power these guys stoop to so low to bring the fair image of the nation even in the august house?? Shame on you guys!!!! Over the years under congi rule Bharath became Brastachar Bharath, Balatkar Bharath, Bandh Bharath Kanoon thodne Bharath etc. Voters of India it is in your hands to correct this trend vote for clean guys not on religion, caste, region based or for money/liquor for your/your children's/ nations future. Jaihind
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    Citizen
    Feb 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    Are we in a democratic nation or in a demon's den?????? Just for the sake power these guys stoop to so low to bring the fair image of the nation even in the august house?? Shame on you guys!!!! Over the years under congi rule Bharath became Brastachar Bharath, Balatkar Bharath, Bandh Bharath Kanoon thodne Bharath etc. Voters of India it is in your hands to correct this trend vote for clean guys not on religion, caste, region based or for money/liquor for your/your children's/ nations future. Jaihind
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