On July 24th, during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament. Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Sanjay Singh, was suspended from Rajya Sabha.
He was suspended for the remaining duration of the session. The suspension was a consequence of his disruptive actions when he stormed into the well of the House, demanding a discussion on the law and order breakdown in Manipur, a north-eastern state.
As Sanjay Singh approached the Chair and persisted with his demands, Rajya Sabha Chairman, Jagdeep Dhankhar, promptly named him.
This occurred amidst ongoing sloganeering and chants by opposition members, calling for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the distressing incident in Manipur. The chaos led to the Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal, proposing a motion to suspend Sanjay Singh, a proposition that was subsequently adopted by the House.
Following the suspension, the House was adjourned until 2 pm, marking the second adjournment of the day due to the uproar caused by the opposition members. The Monsoon session had commenced the previous week with turbulent scenes, as the Opposition parties demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the harrowing incident in Manipur, which involved the shameful parading of two women by a crowd and alleged gang-rape.
Throughout the session, both Houses of Parliament witnessed frequent protests by the Opposition members, resulting in multiple adjournments. The deadlock persisted on this particular day as well, leading to the Rajya Sabha’s adjournment within a mere 15 minutes of its proceedings. Initially adjourned till 12 noon, the session was further extended to 2 in the afternoon as the opposition members remained steadfast in their stance.