Raghav Chadha, a senior member of the Aam Admi Party, has updated his profile on the social networking site X (previously Twitter) following his suspension from the Rajya Sabha on grounds of “gross violation of rules, misconduct, defiant attitude, and contemptuous conduct” while the privileges committee investigates the matter.
Raghav Chadha’s updated X bio now says, “Suspended Member of Parliament, India.”
Chadha had before questioned why he had been expelled from the Rajya Sabha in a video posted on X. Chadha addressed himself as a Rajya Sabha member who had been suspended and asked, “Why was I suspended? What did I do wrong? Was my suspension a result of my inquiries to the BJP, the country’s largest party, leaders? Or perhaps my offense was that I spoke against the Delhi Services Bill and requested justice from the BJP.
In response to the BJP’s accusations, he stated, “BJP is accusing me of forging signatures but the truth is any MP can propose the name for the formation of any committee and neither the signature or the written consent of the person whose name is proposed.”
The 34-year-old leader became the second Rajya Sabha member from the AAP to receive a suspension. Before Chadha, Sanjay Singh had been expelled from the Rajya Sabha on July 24 for “repeatedly disobeying the chair.” When Sanjay Singh repeatedly voiced his opposition to the bill that the federal government had put out to replace the ordinance on service control in Delhi, Vice President Dhankhar admonished him.
Sushil Kumar Rinku, the party’s lone Lok Sabha representative, was suspended on August 3 for hurling papers at the chair. Pralhad Joshi, the minister for parliamentary affairs, made the motion to suspend Rinku. He claimed Rinku had “torn papers and thrown these towards the chair” and ought to be suspended for the rest of the monsoon session.