New Delhi: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, was on Thursday suspended from the House soon after the debate on the no-confidence motion for making “baseless charges” and disrupting the proceedings.
The motion for Chowdhury’s suspension was moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, who alleged that the MP from West Bengal’s Baharampur constantly caused disruptions.
“Despite getting repeated warnings, he hasn’t improved himself. He always makes baseless charges in his debates. He demeans the country and its image, and never apologises,” said Joshi.
“This House having taken serious note of the gross, deliberate and repeated misconduct of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in utter disregard to the House and authority of Chair resolves that the matter of his misconduct be referred to Committee of Privileges of the House for further investigation,” the resolution said.
It added that Chowdhury be suspended from the service of the House till the committee submits its report.
This is the first time the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha has been suspended.
Speaking during the no-confidence motion debate, Chowdhury compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mahabharata’s blind kind Dhritarashtra.
He also likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the fugitive economic offender “Nirav Modi”.