After the ruckus in Rajya Sabha post which eight MPs of the Rajya Sabha were suspended, who were all night sitting in the Parliament premises to protest against their suspension. The MPs had a surprise in store for them. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh brought tea and snacks.,
Congress MP Ripun Bora, who was also suspended, said Harivansh told them that he had come to meet them as a colleague, 'but no government representative has come to meet them so far'.
The eight suspended Rajya Sabha members have been camping near the Gandhi statue in the high-security Parliament House premises, protesting against their suspension after Sunday's unprecedented ruckus inside the Upper House.
It shows his greatness: PM Modi lauds gesture
PM Modi also lauded this gesture by the Deputy Speaker, he said, "For centuries, the great land of Bihar has been teaching us the values of democracy. In line with that wonderful ethos, MP from Bihar and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson Shri Harivansh Ji's inspiring and statesman like conduct this morning will make every democracy lover proud."
"To personally serve tea to those who attacked and insulted him a few days ago as well as those sitting on Dharna shows that Shri Harivansh Ji has been blessed with a humble mind and a big heart. It shows his greatness. I join the people of India in congratulating Harivansh Ji."
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha
Asked about when the protest will end, Singh said it depends on when their suspension will be revoked. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu suspended the eight MPs on Monday, minutes after the House was reconvened. These lawmakers are from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the CPI-M. They were accused of creating the ruckus in Parliament on Sunday.
All the eight members sat the whole night near the Gandhi statue, singing and sloganeering intermittently and refusing to leave. The eight MPs are -- Derek O'Brien and Dola Sen of the Trinamool Congress, Rajeev Satav, Ripun Bora, and Syed Naseer Hussain of the Congress, Sanjay Singh of the AAP and K. K. Ragesh and E. Kareem of CPI-M.