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AAP MP Sanjay Singh suspended from Parliament's monsoon session, party says 'he is a thorn in govt's side' Sanjay Singh
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AAP MP Sanjay Singh suspended from Parliament's monsoon session, party says 'he is a thorn in govt's side'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jul 2023, 09:17 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the rest of the monsoon session amid a face-off in Parliament between the Centre and the opposition over the Manipur violence.

Singh was suspended for allegedly jumping into the well of the House and raising slogans, and refusing to go back despite being warned by the Rajya Sabha Chairman.

The suspension comes at a time when the BJP and the AAP are already at loggerheads over the Centre's ordinance on control of bureaucrats in Delhi.

The new move invited a sharp reaction from the AAP, that said Singh is a strong voice of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha and the BJP would have put him in jail if it had its way.

"Mr Singh raises slogans and the entire opposition unites. It is obvious that he is a thorn in the government's side and they will try their best to silence his voice. But no matter what they do, be it such gimmicks or the misuse of probe agencies like the CBI and ED, the return of the BJP government is difficult. The legal wing will see what can be done," said AAP leader and Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj.

Floor leaders of opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha also walked out of a meeting called by Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar at 1 pm to discuss Singh's suspension.

They walked out after the Chairman objected to Raghav Chadha of the AAP and Santanu Sen of the Trinamool Congress attending the meeting as they are not the floor leaders of their respective parties.

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