‘Mother of democracy has orphaned it’: Kapil Sibal opens up on bulk suspension of MPs over security breach ruckus | India News – Times of India

 'Mother of democracy has orphaned it': Kapil Sibal opens up on bulk suspension of MPs over security breach ruckus | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the wake of the largest single-day expulsion of 78 members Parliament “The mother of democracy has become an orphan,” Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday, setting a historic precedent in India’s parliamentary history from both houses on Monday.
Amid fierce clashes between the chairs, finance and opposition in both houses over the security breach of Parliament, Suspension Demanding a statement from Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the December 13 incident, 78 members protested against his unruly behavior and disruption of proceedings.
Rajya Sabha member Kapil Sibal urged citizens to take responsibility to ensure the ‘survival of democracy’. Taking to his official handle on X on Tuesday, the former Union Law Minister posted, “Mother of democracy has orphaned her! People of India must take care and ensure her survival.”

With a suspension of 78 Members of Parliament On Monday, the total number of lawmakers suspended from both houses for “misbehavior” and disobeying the chair’s instructions reached 92.
The movement to suspend the MPs was started by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahalad Joshi. As the House resumed at 3 pm after an earlier adjournment, BJP MP Rajendra Agarwal, presiding in the chair, said members were violating the rules.
Earlier, the House had suspended 13 members for displaying placards and violating the instructions of the chair. Additionally, the Rajya Sabha witnessed the suspension of TMC MP Derek O’Brien.
A total of 46 MPs now face suspension from the Rajya Sabha, including TMC’s Derek O’Brien on December 14.
Meanwhile, Congress national president Mallikarjan Kharge criticized the central government over the suspension of MPs and expressed concern over the possible consequences. “With an opposition-less Parliament, the Modi government can now squash important pending legislation, any dissent, without any debate,” Kharge commented in a post on X.
Kharge also outlined two key demands: Union Home Minister’s statement in both houses of Parliament; Security breach And a detailed discussion on it. The opposition is demanding that Home Minister Amit Shah address the parliament on December 13, the anniversary of the 2001 Parliament terror attack, in connection with the violation.

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