NEW DELHI, March 11 - Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a motion to revoke the suspension of seven Congress members, even as Speaker Om Birla returned to the House for the first time since the ugly incidents of March 2 when ruling and opposition members had scuffled.
The seven Congress members � Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behanan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla � were suspended on March 5 for the remaining period of the Budget session for gross misconduct.
The motion to revoke their suspension was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and passed by a voice vote on Wednesday. Birla then announced that the suspension stands revoked with immediate effect.
After the unruly scenes on March 2 when the House met after a recess, a �pained� Speaker Om Birla had stopped coming to the House and the proceedings were presided by a panel chairpersons.
After a meeting with leaders of all parties on Wednesday, Birla came to the House at 1.30 pm and chaired the proceedings.
Members cutting across party lines welcomed him back and expressed happiness that he was again presiding over the House. They simultaneously sought revocation of suspension of the seven Congress MPs. � PTI