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Lok Sabha revokes suspension of seven Congress MPs

Om Birla. File

Om Birla. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

We need to preserve the dignity of the House, says Speaker Om Birla

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a resolution revoking the suspension of seven Congress MPs with immediate effect. The resolution was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and passed by a voice vote in the Lok Sabha.

With this, the MPs — Gaurav Gogoi, T.N. Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R. Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behannan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla — who had been suspended on March 5 for the remaining sittings of the Budget session, returned to the House.

Speaker Om Birla, who had been keeping away from the Lok Sabha for the last three working days of the House and was reportedly very upset with the disruptions, held an all-party meeting just before the suspension was revoked and he too returned to preside over the House thereafter.

“This House is the temple of democracy and dialogue and dispute are important aspects of it. We need to preserve the dignity of the House which has been working very well for the last eight months with many important laws passed and discussions held. I appreciate the fact that many floor leaders have denounced the habit of rushing to the Well of the House,” said Mr. Birla in his remarks revoking the suspension.

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