Bhubaneswar: Three MPs from Orissa, Dharmendra Pradhan and Kharavela Swain of the BJP and Tathagata Satpathy of the BJD are among the 32 whose names were sent to the privileges panel by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee for 'disorderly' conduct.
Chatterjee had cracked the whip by sending as many as 32 'unruly' MPs to the privileges committee. A Lok Sabha bulletin, dated April 30, and released on Thursday said: "The Speaker, in exercise of his powers under Rule 227 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha has referred the matter relating to disorderly conduct in the House by the following members to the Committee of Privileges for examination, investigation and report".
The action follows a series of warnings by the Speaker that he will initiate disciplinary action against the MPs who have been often disrupting proceedings by trooping into the well of the House to indulge in sloganeering.
While 31 members have been referred to the scrutiny of the privileges committee for indulging in continuous sloganeering on April 24 over inflation despite the chair pointing out that the very subject was discussed in the House just a few days ago, another one, Brajesh Pathak of BSP, faces the heat for repeatedly preventing Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan from making a statement in the House the next day.
On both the occasions, the chair had repeatedly warned members to call off their disruptive tactics or face action while instructing the staff to note down their names.