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MPs absent during voting: Cong may take action

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:29

New Delhi: Congress may take action against
a dozen party MPs for their absence during voting in Lok Sabha
on opposition amendments to President`s Address including on
the NCTC which saw friends and foes of the party making common

A senior minister said that only three members had sought
permission to remain absent. The party will take a view but it
was premature to talk about any disciplinary action against
those not present at this stage, he said.

"We are collecting details of the exact number of members
who were actually not present," he said.

The party leadership could take serious cognizance of the
absence of MPs in view of the fact that a three-line whip
asking members to be present was issued for the day.

The minister, who declined to be identified, said that
the action of the Trinamool Congress, when its members marched
out of the House before voting, had caught the government
Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj had said in the
Lok Sabha that the numbers on the vote had exposed
government`s claim of majority.

First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 20:29
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