Past Shameful incidents in Parliament and Assemblies


rajya-sabhaOctober 1997 I Uttar Pradesh
Brawl in UP Assembly. MLAs throw punches, microphones at each other

December 1999 I Lok Sabha
Members from socialist and regional parties raised slogans against the women’s bill, while one MP snatched the document from the hands of then Law Minister Ram Jethmalani.

Aug 2005 I Lok Sabha
Mamata Banerjee threw a sheaf of papers at the Speaker’s chair, taking street-level protest into Parliament as the Speaker had disallowed her notice to raise the subject of illegal Bangladeshi migration.

Feb 2008 I Odisha
Scuffle over Opposition’s demand for a special debate on naxal attacks

November 2009 I Maharashtra
MLA assaulted for taking oath in Hindi

Nov 2009 I Rajya Sabha
BJP-SP scuffle as Liberhan report is tabled

October 2010 I Karnataka
Scuffle between Cong and BJP MLAs over Yeddyurappa govt

October 2010 I Jammu and Kashmir
Marshals called in to evict unruly MLAs

December, 2011 I Orissa
MLAs throw chair at Speaker during Question Hour

Dec 2011 I Rajya Sabha
RJD MP Rajniti Prasad tears Draft Lokpal Bill

September, 2012 I Jharkhand
MLA strips shirt against industrial displacement

September 2012 I Rajya Sabha
MPs from SP and BSP scuffle during tabling of quota in promotions Bill

December, 2012 I Lok Sabha
A Samajwadi Party member snatched the copy of the quota in promotion Bill from Minister of State V. Narayanasamy when he rose to move it in Lok Sabha. Amid jostling and pushing, Congress president Sonia Gandhi tried to get the copy back from Yashvir Singh, but he flung it to his party members and then it was torn to pieces.

May 2013 I Rajya Sabha
Two AGP members Birendra Kumar Baishya and Kumar Deepak Das tried to snatch a copy of a Bill from external affairs minister Salman Khurshid when he rose to introduce it in the Rajya Sabha

Feb 2014 I J&K
A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) MLA was injured in scuffle with marshals during protests in the J&K Assembly over alleged indiscriminate distribution of newly-created administrative units

Feb 10, 2014 I Rajya Sabha
The Rajya Sabha witnessed unruly scenes with two members tearing official papers and throwing them at the Chairman’s podium. Attempts were also made to snatch the Chair’s microphone.

11 Feb 2014 I Rajya Sabha
Two Anti-Telangana MPs tore papers in front of Speaker others encircled his chair shouting slogans, forcing him to adjourn the house on.