Had thrown the rule book at the Chair
New Delhi, Dec. 21 (Delhi Crown): TMC’s Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien was on Tuesday suspended from the House for the remaining part of the Winter Session for throwing the rule book at the Chair during the passage of the Electoral Reforms Bill.
The Winter Session concludes on Thursday (Dec. 23).
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, seeks to link electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem.
The Bill was opposed by Opposition parties. Derek O’Brien spoke for two minutes on the Bill before he walked out of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Later, in response to his suspension from the House, Derek O’Brien tweeted, “The last time I got suspended from the Rajya Sabha was when the government was bulldozing the farm laws. We all know what happened after that. Today, suspended while protesting against BJP making a mockery of Parliament and bulldozing Election Laws Bill, 2021. Hope this Bill too will be repealed soon.”