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Speaker warns of action against protesting members in LS

As the Lok Sabha witnessed pandemonium over Lalit Modi issue, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today warned of disciplinary action against the members who indulge in disorderly conduct.



New Delhi: As the Lok Sabha witnessed pandemonium over Lalit Modi issue, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today warned of disciplinary action against the members who indulge in disorderly conduct.

      "In the event of disorderly conduct, I would be constrained to initiate appropriate disciplinary action against erring members," she said after Congress and Left members stormed the Well carrying placards to protest over the Lalit Modi issue.

      She said she has always provided "adequate" opportunity to all sections of the House to raise matters of topical interest and hoped that all the members would adhere to the set norms of etiquette and standards of behaviour.

      Asking members to refrain from displaying placards, she said discipline and decorum in the House is of utmost importance for maintaining the credibility and dignity of Parliament.

      "We have well-settled norms of standards to be observed by members which have been provided for in our Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business", she said adding that she was deeply concerned to note that several members stormed well shouting slogans, displaying of placards and disrupting proceedings.

 

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