New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla, today suspended two Congress MPs from Kerala for unruly behaviour in the House during Parliament proceedings. The suspended MPs were Hibi Eden and T. N. Prathapan, who stormed into the Well of the House while protesting against the swearing-in of BJP government in Maharashtra.
The Speaker had ordered the Marshalls to eject the MPs from the House. The two MPs along with other Congress MPs began to shout slogans and raised placards as soon as the proceedings of the Parliament began.
The placards of the Congress carried slogans like ‘Save Constitution’ and ‘Save Democracy’. There was also a black banner ‘Stop murder of democracy’. The Congress MPs also had a scuffle with the Marshalls who tried to keep the discipline of the House on the orders of the Speaker.
Both Hibi Eden and T. N. Prathapan refused to apologize for their unruly behaviour and this upset the Speaker. They are barred from entering the House until they apologize for their misconduct.
Both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed protests from the Congress and Left parties. Meanwhile, some Congress leaders accused that the Marshalls had assaulted women MPs during the scuffle.
While T. N. Prathapan is Member of Parliament from Thrissur, Hibi Eden represents the Ernakulam constituency in Kerala.