MPs' suspension rocks Parliament; opposition, govt lock horns

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) The suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members rocked both houses of Parliament Tuesday with the opposition and the government locking horns over the issue and seeking an apology from each other after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected an appeal by some leaders to revoke the decision.

Members of the Congress and other opposition parties staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha in protest against the suspensions, even as Naidu justified the action saying they haven't shown any remorse for their "act of sacrilege" of the House in the previous session in August.

The opposition MPs also staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex and raised slogans against the government. The suspended MPs would sit outside Gandhi's statue starting Wednesday morning in protest.