Delhi violence: Speaker Om Birla warns MPs 

Delhi violence: Speaker Om Birla warns MPs 

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla warned MPs on Tuesday they would be suspended for the rest of the session if they left their seats to enter the well, as members continued to draw attention to the deadly communal violence that has killed dozens in Delhi.

Both Houses of Parliament have now been adjourned. (Follow live updates here.)

On Monday, Lok Sabha members from the BJP and the Congress pushed and shoved each other amid protests against the Modi government, and the opposition asked for the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.

Members from both sides lodged separate complaints with Speaker Om Birla accusing rival party MPs of misbehavior. The House was adjourned several times.

"I am personally pained at the developments in the House. You are not pained," Speaker Om Birla said. "I do not want to run proceedings under such circumstances."

"Everybody should deliberate to ensure that the dignity of the House is maintained."

Senior members of the House should do their bit to ensure it runs smoothly, Birla said.