Six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and Agnimitra Paul were suspended on Monday for the remainder of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly session due to their “unruly and disorderly behaviour inside the Assembly”, reported ANI. The leaders were suspended after they sat on the floor inside the Assembly House and raised slogans demanding a discussion about the Sandeshkhali issue by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The leaders have been suspended under Rule 348 of the State Assembly. The motion was moved by Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of West Bengal and placed before the House by the Speaker and the motion was passed, according to ANI. After being suspended from the Assembly, LoP Adhikari said, "BJP will continue to raise its voice for the respect of women."
"We were protesting against the incident in Sandeshkhali. We entered the well of the House and raised our voice. However, we were suspended. This suspension is a gift for us as we were trying to defend the honour of our mothers and sisters,"he was quoted by PTI.