78 Opposition MPs in India Suspended Amidst Security Breach Protest

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NEW DELHI, Dec 19, (Agencies): The MPs in both Houses were suspended for disrupting Parliamentary proceedings while protesting last week’s Parliament security breach. But are suspensions common? How long can MPs be suspended for, and why do MPs disrupt Parliament? We explain.

Thirty-three Lok Sabha members and 45 from Rajya Sabha, all belonging to the Opposition INDIA group, were suspended on Monday, the bulk of them for the remainder of the Winter Session. Fourteen Opposition MPs had been suspended for the remainder of the session last week. Almost 12 percent of the combined strength of Parliament, and 39 percent of MPs in the INDIA alliance, are now suspended.

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