“All suspensions will be revoked. I have spoken with the Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman, I have also requested them on behalf of the government,” Joshi told the reporters.
“This is the jurisdiction of the Speaker and the Chairman.So, we have requested both of them to speak with the concerned privileged committees, revoke the suspension and give them the opportunity to come to the House. Both of them agreed,” he added.
He further clarified that all the suspended MPs will come to the House from tomorrow.
On December 14, a total of 14 opposition MPs — 13 from the Lok Sabha and 1 from Rajya Sabha — were suspended from Parliament winter session by vice president Jagdeep Dhankar for ‘unruly conduct’ after they chanted slogans demanding a statement from the home minister Amit Shah regarding the security breach incident.
Pralhad Joshi said the MPs were suspended for violating a new Parliament rule that disallows placards. On December 18, another 78 MPs (33 from the Lok Sabha and 45 from the Rajya Sabha) were suspended, taking the total tally of suspended MPs to 92 (46 from the Lok Sabha and 46 from the Rajya Sabha).
A further 49 MPs from Lok Sabha were suspended on December 19, taking the count to 141, from which 95 are from the Lok Sabha, and 46 from the Rajya Sabha. On December 20, 2 more Lok Sabha MPs were suspended and a day later another 3 MPs were suspended before Parliament adjourned sine die, a day ahead of schedule. A total of 146 MPs (100 from Lok Sabha and 46 from Rajya Sabha) were suspended from Parliament during the session.
The opposition MPs were demanding a statement over security breach where two men entered the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery and released yellow-colored smoke canisters while two other people carried out a similar protest outside Parliament.
Five people have been arrested and charged over the incident, which sparked a furious row between the opposition MPs and the ruling BJP.
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