NEW DELHI: Raghav Chadha, an AAP MP, faced suspension from the Rajya Sabha on Friday due to a “gross violation of rules.” This action followed complaints from four fellow MPs, who accused Chadha of mentioning their names in a house panel without obtaining their consent.
Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, declared the suspension of Chadha owing to his blatant breach of rules and behavior deemed contemptuous. The suspension is in effect while awaiting the report from the privileges committee.
The Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal, initiated his suspension subsequent to a motion presented. The motion aimed to take measures against the AAP leader due to his inclusion of the names of four Upper House members in a prospective select committee for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
A voice vote led to the approval of the motion.
The BJP had levied allegations against Chadha, claiming that he had falsified the signatures of the MPs in a motion connected to the Delhi services bill in the upper house.
The Members of Parliament (MPs) filed a complaint against Chadha, citing various concerns. These included the unauthorized use of their names in direct violation of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business. This incident occurred within a motion put forth on August 7th.
Chadha had suggested the formation of a select committee to deliberate on the matter of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023. Notably, Chadha had appended the names of the four MPs in question as a part of this proposal.