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AAP member Sanjay Singh suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of week

Post-suspension, Singh tweeted, “Modi-ji may have suspended me, but I will keep demanding answers for the 55 deaths that have taken place in Gujarat due to illicit liquor...’’

AAP member Sanjay Singh suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of weekThe deputy chairman said Singh's action was in utter disregard of rules and the authority of the Chair. (PTI Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Wednesday became the 20th MP from Upper House and 24th Opposition member to be suspended from Parliament. Singh was suspended for the remainder of the week for unruly behaviour during the Opposition’s protests in the House on Tuesday, according to the Chair.

“Yesterday… Sanjay Singh tore up some papers and threw the same towards the Chair. By his unruly behaviour… Sanjay Singh has disregarded authority of the Chair and brought disrepute to this august House. Therefore, I am constrained to invoke Rule 256 and name Shri Sanjay Singh,’’ Vice-Chairman Harivansh said Wednesday. According to Rule 256, the Chairman may name an MP “who disregards the authority of the Chair or abuses rules of the council by persistently and willfully obstructing the business thereof’’. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan moved the motion for suspension, which was adopted.

Post-suspension, Singh tweeted (translated from Hindi), “Modi-ji may have suspended me, but I will keep demanding answers for the 55 deaths that have taken place in Gujarat due to illicit liquor…’’

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