Marshals choked, assaulted by CPI(M), Congress MPs: Govt sources on Wednesday’s ruckus

The authorities’s report on the ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday evening states {that a} male marshal was manhandled and choked by CPI(M) MP Elamaran Kareem whereas a feminine marshal was dragged and assaulted by Congress MPs Phulo Devi Netam and Chhaya Verma, as per sources.

This report was submitted to Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu after the Opposition and the Centre each alleged that scenes of ruckus witnessed within the Upper House on Wednesday denigrated the stature of the House.

The report additionally states that TMC MP Dola Sena pushed and obstructed the way in which of chief of the House Piyush Goyal and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi after they had been coming from the chairman’s chamber to take their seats.


The pandemonium started after the passage of The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 within the House when the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill was taken up. This was round 5.45 pm.

Opposition members reportedly stormed into the properly of the House in protest towards the invoice being taken up. They tried to climb on to the desk of the House, as per the report.

Officials of the Parliament Security Service had already positioned themselves across the desk of the House on instructions from the Chair. Additional safety was introduced in to stop potential injury and harm in gentle of the “aggressive temperament” of the protesting MPs, the report states.

Opposition members reportedly tore papers and threw them. They additionally tried to breach the safety cordon shaped by the marshals across the desk. Congress chief Ripun Bora climbed on the TV stand.

(Photo: Govt report)

In this commotion, two marshals had been assaulted by CPI(M) and Congress leaders, as per the report. The feminine marshal obtained minor accidents and has subsequently submitted a grievance and medical report. The male marshal who was allegedly choked has additionally submitted a grievance.

The authorities report states that safety officers had been solely summoned from the Parliament Security Service and never from any exterior company. The marshals didn’t misbehave with any Member of Parliament, based on the report.

Screengrabs from CCTV footage have been submitted together with the report.


Meanwhile, opposition MPs alleged that the government used marshals to make use of brute power towards them. They claimed that some ladies MPs had been additionally injured as marshals attacked the Opposition. The Opposition alleged that “outsiders” had been introduced in as Parliament safety on Wednesday.

During the House continuing, Congress MP and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that some women MPs from the opposition have suffered injuries and that male marshals had been deployed towards them. “The entire House has been turned into a fort,” he mentioned.

“A black day for Parliament. They have virtually made it a military barrack. Brute force was used against members, including women. What was our crime? We opposed the Insurance Bill. It in fact was insurance annihilation bill. ‘Atmanirbhar BJP’ has surrendered India to the capitalists,” CPI MP Binoy Viswam tweeted.

The Opposition leaders met Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday and expressed their condemnation of the occasions that transpired on Wednesday within the House.

Meanwhile, the Centre has demanded {that a} particular committee be shaped to analyze the unruly scenes witnessed on the ultimate day of the Monsoon session of Parliament.

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