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Six Congress legislators suspended for creating ruckus in Parliament

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2:30 pm. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 24, 2017, 09.39 AM (IST)

Six legislators of the Congress were suspended for throwing pieces of paper towards the Speaker's chair and disrupting proceedings during Parliament's Zero Hour on Monday.

The six Congress members were suspended from the Lok Sabha for five days by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for their "highly unbecoming" conduct that "undermined the Chair's dignity".

The lawmakers, G Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhiranjan Chowdhary, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and MK Raghavan, were protesting the issue of the lynching of minorities by cow vigilantes.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar over the suspension of the six Members of Parliament.

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The Speaker announced her order as soon as the House met at 2.00 pm following an adjournment.

In her order, the Speaker said she was constrained to name the Members of Parliament for their improper behaviour. 

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar had also agreed to a discussion on the issue, but despite that many members stormed the Well, Sumitra Mahajan said while pronouncing the order.

The Speaker said the members picked up official papers from the Lok Sabha secretariat staffers' table, tore them up and threw them towards the Chair, which prompted members of the treasury benches to shout "shame, shame".

She added that this happened despite her agreeing to a discussion on the issue of alleged atrocities against Dalits and Muslims.

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