Congress MP Rajani Ashokrao Patil was suspended from the Rajya Sabha on grounds of parliamentary misconduct. She claimed that she has been given “faansi ki sazaa” (death sentence) even though she didn’t “violate any law”. Union minister Smriti Irani claimed that the grand-old party had accepted in the House that the “law was violated”. The drama unfolded after Patil tweeted a video from inside the House where Opposition MPs were seen protesting against PM Modi’s response to the ‘Motion of Thanks’ on Thursday. Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar took a “serious view” on the matter and called it an “unwholesome activity” on her side, and suspended her for the remaining Budget session. Congress MP Mukul Wasnik accused Sansad TV of biased broadcasting and asked whether the channel was instructed to only cover the treasury benches when Modi was speaking.
Today: November 30, 2023