Deputy Chairperson Harivansh, on Tuesday, met the suspended Rajya Sabha members who are sitting on a dharna in the lawns of Parliament premises. He offered tea and snacks to the protesting members and spent time with them.
“Harivansh Ji said he came to meet us as a colleague & not as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Ripun Bora, one of the protesting member told ANI adding that they would continue their demonstration.
Rajya Sabha Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday suspended eight members for their unruly behaviour on Sunday targetting Mr. Harivansh, who was presiding over the upper House.
The suspended members include Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, Congress MPs Rajeev Satav, Syed Naseer Hussain and Ripun Bora, and CPI(M) members K.K. Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Mr. Harivansh for his gesture. “To…