Just as witnessed since the begin of monsoon session, slogan-shouting TMC and different opposition MPs trooped into the nicely of the House, some holding placards, to demand a dialogue on the challenge of Israeli-made, military-grade Pegasus adware allegedly getting used to eavesdrop on opposition leaders, authorities critics and journalists.
Naidu took exception to the placards, which had anti-government slogans, earlier than adjourning the proceedings of the House until 2 pm.
He first requested members to return to their seats after which threatened to invoke rule 255 in opposition to these holding placards.
As the members refused to budge, he ordered that these “disobeying the chair and elevating placards shall go away the House below rule 255.”
He, nevertheless, didn’t title anybody and mentioned Rajya Sabha Secretariat will give the listing.
Later a Parliamentary Bulletin recognized the six MPs suspended for the day as Dola Sen, Md. Nadimul Haque, Abir Ranjan Biswas, Shanta Chhetri, Arpita Ghosh and Mausam Noor.
These “members of the Rajya Sabha who entered the nicely 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 instantly from the Council below rule 255 by the Chairman,” it mentioned.
The six MPs, it mentioned, “shall absent themselves throughout the the rest of the day’s assembly.”
Earlier quickly after taking of oath by new member Jawhar Sircar and laying of official paperwork on the desk of the House, Naidu mentioned although he has not admitted notices given below rule 267 by Ramgopal Yadav and Vishambhar Prasad Nishad of the Samajwadi Party and V Sivadasan of the CPI(M) over farmers agitation over three farm legal guidelines, a dialogue on the challenge below a special rule has been admitted.
“I’ve gone by way of it. It is an ongoing challenge however necessary. So it’s admitted for dialogue below different provision,” he mentioned.
A discover below rule 267 calls for setting apart of the enterprise of the day to take up dialogue on the challenge being raised.
Naidu, nevertheless, rejected 267 notices by Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (TMC), (*6*) Kharge and Ok C Venugopal (each Congress), CPI(M)’s Elamaram Kareem and V Sivadasan and Binoy Viswam of the CPI over the Peagus challenge.
“Now there may be settlement about farmers’ agitation. And additionally about value rise, financial scenario. The authorities has additionally expressed willingness to debate. Let us focus on the farmers’ points. Let us focus on the financial scenario, value rise and different points,” he mentioned.
Just then TMC and different MPs holding placards rushed into the nicely.
Naidu mentioned this isn’t the approach. “Please return to your seats.”
“All these members who’re in the nicely of the House with placards… all of them are named below rule 255. I direct these members who’re in the nicely of the House to return to their seats, in any other case, you might be named and you might be suspended for the day,” he mentioned.
But the MPs refused to budge.
“Please obey the chair (and) return to your seats,” he mentioned as opposition MPs shouted, “We need dialogue on Pegasus.”
Naidu then requested for the names of the MPs holding placards.
As Rajya Sabha Secretariat began accumulating names, Naidu mentioned, “Whoever is in the nicely, disobeying the chair after which elevating these placards, they’re all requested to depart the House below rule 255.”
MPs named below rule 255 must withdraw from the House proceedings for the remainder of the day.
“You know what is going to occur… Secretariat will give the listing,” he mentioned earlier than adjourning the proceedings until 2 pm.
Even after the House proceedings had been adjourned, the TMC and different opposition MPs didn’t go away the House.