Action To Be Taken Against ‘Placard Holders’ In Rajya Sabha From Now On: Report

New Delhi: Amid the continuous ruckus by the opposition over several issues, action will now be taken against those who raise ‘placard’ in the Rajya Sabha from now on, said sources as reported by news agency ANI. As per Parliamentary Customs & Conventions as codified in ‘Handbook for Members of Rajya Sabha, “Production of exhibits on Floor of House isn’t in order” & MPs are required to note & observe these customs and conventions.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has been raising this issue and objecting to the members not raising the placards during proceedings of the House. While raising this issue with the leaders of the opposition in his meeting, Naidu asked them to advise members of respective parties to stop displaying placards.

The Minister of State of Parliament Affairs V Muraleedharan mentioned the placard issue with other acts of disruption in the motion moved on Thursday. The other acts included: entering the wall of the house and shouting slogans that disrupted the proceedings of the house.

Three lawmakers, Sushil Kumar Gupta and Sandeep Kumar Pathak of AAP and Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, an Independent Member were expelled from the Rajya Sabha after protests from opposition parties.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge met Naidu and sought revocation of the suspension of Members of Rajya Sabha done over the last two days.

Naidu underlining the gravity of uncontrollable conduct by certain Members in the House reiterated that revocation of suspension could be viewed only if the suspended Members regret their conduct in the House.

Both the Houses have been confronting deferments on different issues because of the Opposition uproar since the Parliament’s Monsoon Session began.

The Monsoon Session of Parliament was started on July 18 and will go on till August 12. There will be 18 sittings during the Session.

(With ANI inputs)