New Delhi : Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday suspended 12 members from Andhra Pradesh from the house for five days for causing unending disruption.
The speaker named the 12, four from the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) and eight from the Congress, under rule 374 (A) of parliamentary proceedings, which automatically suspends them for the next five sittings.
Under the rule, any member named by the speaker shall “stand automatically suspended from the service of the house for five consecutive sittings or the remainder of the session whichever is less”.
Of the 12, Nimalla Kristappa, Modugula Venugopala Reddy, Konakalla Narayan Rao and Nirmalalli Sivaprasad are from the TDP.
Savarshri A. Sai Prathap, Anantha Venkatrami Reddy, L. Raja Gopal, Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy, V. Aruna Kumar, G.V. Harsha Kumarm, Bapi Raju Kanumuru and Sabbam Hari belong to the Congress.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had Thursday moved a motion to suspend 10 of the 12 members.