New Delhi: Action has been taken against 15 MPs including Kanimozhi and Jyotimani for insisting Union Home Minister Amit Shah to give an explanation on the Lok Sabha violation issue. Congress MP Karthi Chidambaram has said that ‘DMK MP S.R. Parthipan, who was not present in Makkalava today, has also been suspended’.
A resolution was passed in the Lok Sabha to suspend 5 Congress MPs, including Jyotimani from the Congress party, for the rest of the term for allegedly engaging in corruption in the Lok Sabha. Following this, 9 people including DMK MP Kanimozhi, SR Parthiban, Congress MP Manickam Thakur and CPM MP Su Venkatesan were suspended for the rest of the series. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakalat Joshi also brought a resolution to this effect.
After this, Sivaganga MP Karthi Chidambaram, who spoke to the media outside the Parliament, said, “Yesterday’s security breach inside the Parliament is a huge failure of the security and intelligence department. We demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah come and inform the House about the measures to be taken by the government in the wake of yesterday’s incident. But they are adamant that neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Minister should come and give an answer.
14 members of the Lok Sabha have been suspended for demanding that the Prime Minister or the Home Minister come to the House to answer. The irony is that DMK member SR Parthipan, who is not in the House, has also been suspended. From this it is clear that many names have been randomly included in the list of suspended names. This action by the government is pointless. The government’s approach to the biggest issue in Parliament has been a huge disappointment. We will express our protest in whatever ways we can.
We will press our demand even when Parliament meets tomorrow. What happened yesterday? What is the government planning to prevent such an incident from happening again? The government should answer the questions. Our demand is very reasonable. Because it concerns the security of Parliament. Parliament is for the people; The security of the country is concerned. Therefore, the Prime Minister or the Home Minister should come to the House and give a definite report,” he said.
What does the central government say? – Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakalat Joshi read the statement. At that time, he said, “The incident that happened in Parliament yesterday was very unfortunate. Security of members is involved. So, the government is concerned about this. The Speaker held a consultative meeting of House Speakers with the incident. Various recommendations were made in the consultation meeting. Some of those recommendations are already in place. Necessary measures will be taken to further strengthen the security of Parliament.
My personal opinion is that all members should speak with one voice on this matter. No one should politicize this. Similar incidents have happened in Parliament in the past too. On April 11, 1974, Ratan Chandra Gupta raised his voice from the audience floor of Parliament. He had 2 guns, a bomb, and fragmented reports. Similarly, on 26th July of the same year, Biplab Basu brought explosives to the audience loft. On November 26 of the same year, Satyadeep Singh brought explosives to the visitor’s loft. On October 9 and 10, 1999, two persons jumped from the observation deck of the Lok Sabha.
We do not compare the events of yesterday with the events of the past. But let me tell you what happened. Similar events have taken place from the observation deck. Security of the Lok Sabha comes under the control of the Speaker. After the incident, the Speaker ordered a high-level inquiry headed by the Home Secretary. The investigation has begun. Therefore, immediate action has been taken in this matter,” explained Prakalat Joshi.
At that time, members of the opposition party raised slogans and protested, demanding an explanation from the Home Minister. Some protested with banners. As a result of this, suspension action was taken. Opposition parties have raised a war flag against this suspension.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MP on the same issue. Derrick O’Brien has been suspended from the States for misconduct and disobeying the president’s orders.
Case under UPA Act: Earlier, cases have been registered under the UAPA Act against the persons arrested in connection with the security breach in Parliament. UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) was brought in 1967 to prevent illegal activities of individuals or organizations. The act provides the power to control activities against the unity and sovereignty of the country. In this case, the Delhi Police has registered a case under this strict law against the 6 people arrested in the Parliament trespass incident.