Sanjay Singh, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been placed on administrative leave for the remainder of the Monsoon session of Parliament. When the opposition parties protested in the House over the Manipur video incident, Jagdeep Dhankhar, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, made the call.
The Opposition parties were protesting against the incident, in which two women in Manipur’s Kangpokpi were seen being paraded naked on May 4, a day after violence broke out in the Northeastern state. The Opposition was demanding a statement from the Prime Minister in the House on the Manipur issue.
Leader of the House Piyush Goyal moved the motion to suspend him, which was adopted by the House by voice vote. He was suspended from Rajya Sabha for the remaining session for his “unruly behaviour”.
Sanjay Singh was warned by Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar for his “unruly behaviour” prior to the resolution being moved.
After Sanjay Singh was put on administrative leave, the chairman called off the meeting till 2 p.m. as opposition members continued to stir up trouble in the House.