Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday suspended two Congress MPs from Kerala, Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan, for storming the Well of the House and obstructing Parliament proceedings by shouting slogans to protest over Maharashtra.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice on Monday amid uproar by Congress members over recent political developments in Maharashtra.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla first warned two Congress Members of Kerala-- Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan -- who stood in the Well and held a huge placard saying 'Stop murder of democracy'. Mr Birla asked them to remove the placard and on their refusal to do so, he was forced to order the marshals to remove both the Congress members from the House. According to the sources, the suspension of the two MPs was "imminent" as Birla was "upset" with their refusal to apologise for their conduct.
The two Congress members indulged in a clash with the marshals and massive protests by Congress members continued. Congress member Rahul Gandhi attacked the Centre over the recent political developments in Maharashtra and termed it as "Murder Of Democracy". As soon as the Question Hour commenced in the Lok Sabha, Mr Birla invited Mr Gandhi for a question to which he replied, 'I do have a query but since there has been a murder of democracy in Maharashtra, there is no point.'
Both the Congress members indulged in a clash with Lok Sabha marshals after the Speaker ordered them to be removed from the House. Massive protests by Congress members over the removal over two Congress members forced the Speaker to adjourn the House. The BJP also accused Congress members of bringing "shame" to Lok Sabha with their "unruly" conduct in the House.