BJP government breaks 67-year-old record in suspending MPs, total 141 MPs suspended.
Do you know ?
- The UPA Congress government suspended 18 opposition MPs in 10 years, while the NDA (BJP) suspended 141 MPs in 9 years.
- Not a single BJP MP has been suspended by UPA Congress in 10 years and 53 Congress MPs have been suspended by NDA in 9 years.
- The UPA Congress maintained the dignity of the session by suspending 25 of its own MPs from the session in 10 years, while the NDA did not suspend a single MP from the session in 9 years.
- NDA has suspended 93 Lok Sabha MPs and 48 Rajya Sabha MPs in 9 years.
- NDA has suspended 54 Congress MPs in 9 years, but the number of BJP MPs suspended by UPA is zero.
New Delhi : Recently an RTI filed by Sanjay Uzhava, a vigilant citizen of Surat city has revealed a shocking information, which is very damaging for democracy. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have given this information through RTI. It is clear from the information provided by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha that many MPs elected by the people of the country are not even allowed to sit in the Parliament session. The NDA government has been targeting opposition MPs for some time now. Attempts are being made to suspend MPs and suppress their voices under Article 374 A, 252, 254, 255, 257, 259 and 260. Since 2014, NDA governments 1 and 2 have suspended 93 opposition MPs in the Lok Sabha and 48 in the Rajya Sabha. There are 790 MPs in both the sessions including 545 MPs of Lok Sabha and 245 MPs of Rajya Sabha. About 17.85% of the total MPs of both sessions have been suspended by the NDA government in the last 9 years.
Further, during the tenure of UPA governments 1 and 2 from 2004 to 2014, 43 MPs were suspended, including 36 from the Lok Sabha and 7 from the Rajya Sabha. Of which about 25 Lok Sabha MPs belonged to their own party, the Indian National Congress. That means the number of opposition MPs suspended by UPA is only 18. Out of 790 MPs in both sessions, 18 MPs were suspended by the UPA in 10 years, a percentage of 2.28%. In the last 9 years, the NDA has suspended 141 out of 790 MPs, a percentage of 17.85%. In 2019, Phul was swept to power by the NDA coalition, winning 353 seats. The opposition has around 192 MPs, currently there are 98 opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha, i.e. 141 out of a total of 290 opposition MPs has been suspended for some reason in the last 9 years. The percentage of which is 48.62%, which is a very serious matter. MPs elected by more than 15 crore voters have lost their right to speak as the voice of the people in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha sessions.
How many MPs of which party are suspended?
Total 93 MPs in Lok Sabha
Indian national congress – 43
Total 48 MPs in the Rajya Sabha
INC – 11
Communist Party of India CPI(M)- 5
Who was suspended most times in the Lok Sabha?
1) Gaurav Gogoi:- Suspended maximum 3 times in Lok Sabha (2015,2017,2020). Gaurav Gogoi, MP, serves as the Deputy Leader of the Indian National Congress in the Lok Sabha, and he has represented Assam’s Kaliabor in the Lok Sabha.
2) Sushmita Dev:- Elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, from Silchar, Assam, Member of the Indian National Congress. He was an Indian National Congress MP when the Lok Sabha was suspended twice (2015, 2017).
3). Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary:- Leader of Indian National Congress in Lok Sabha and serves as Member of Parliament from Berhampur. He has been suspended from the Lok Sabha twice (2017, 2023).
4). MK Raghavan:- Represents Kozhikode Lok Sabha Constituency in Kerala. Serves as an Indian National Congress MP in the Lok Sabha. He has been suspended from the Lok Sabha twice (2015, 2017).
5). Manikam Tagore:- Represents Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu and serves as an Indian National Congress MP in the Lok Sabha. He has been suspended from the Lok Sabha twice (2020, 2022).
6). T. N. Prathapan Thrissur :- Indian National Congress MP has been suspended from Lok Sabha twice (2020, 2022).
7). Ranjit Ranjan:- Serves as Member of Parliament of Indian National Congress, has been suspended from Lok Sabha twice (2015, 2017).
Who was suspended most times in the Rajya Sabha?
1). Sanjay Singh :- He serves as Rajya Sabha Member of AAP from Delhi. Sanjay Singh was suspended from the Rajya Sabha maximum 3 times (2020, 2022, 2023).
2). Santanu Sen:- He is an Indian doctor and a member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal.
3). Dola Sen: She is an Indian politician and trade unionist. Rajya Sabha MP from West Bengal of All India Trinamool Congress has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha twice (2020, 2022).
4). Derek O’Brien:- He is a television personality and quiz master and Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal also member of the All India Trunmool Congress. He has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha twice (2020, 2021).
5). Ilamram Karim:- Trade unionist and member of Communist Party of India. He is currently Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala. He has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha twice (2020, 2021).
6). Ripun Bora:- A member of the Indian National Congress, he is an MP in the Rajya Sabha from Assam. He has been suspended from Rajya Sabha more than 2 times (2020, 2021).
7). Shanta Chhetri:- An Indian politician, a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal and a member of the All India Trinamool Congress. He has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha twice (2021, 2022).