Three Trinamool Congress MLAs suspended

Three Trinamool Congress MLAs were Wednesday suspended from the West Bengal Assembly till March 25 for indulging in unparliamentary behaviour and heckling Speaker Hasim Abdul Halim in July last year.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 14:59 PM IST

Kolkata: Three Trinamool Congress MLAs
were Wednesday suspended from the West Bengal Assembly till March
25 for indulging in unparliamentary behaviour and heckling
Speaker Hasim Abdul Halim in July last year.

Firhad Hakim, Arup Biswas and Dibyendu Adhikari were
suspended for three days from today, the Speaker said.
Incidentally, no Trinamool Congress member is
attending the Budget session, the last session before the
coming Assembly elections.

On July 29, 2010, the three Trinamool Congress members
had brought a privilege notice against Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, which was rejected by the Speaker.

The three members then protested the rejection and
this led to commotion inside the House and also in front of
the Speaker`s chamber.

On July 30, CPI(M) MLA Rabindranath Mondal and seven
other MLAs of Left Front brought a privilege motion against
the three TC MLAs alleging unparliamentary behaviour and
heckling the Speaker.

The motion also alleged that the Speaker had fallen
ill and doctors had to be called in.

Today, following a discussion on the motion, the three
were suspended with unanimous support from all present
members, who were all ruling Left Front members.

PTI