On 8 March 2010 seven MPs of Rajya Sabha including Shri Veer Pal Singh Yadav tore the copies of the Women's Reservation Bill, snatched the microphones on the Chairman’s podium and climbed onto the reporters’ table. The following day Rajya Sabha unanimously suspended Shri Veer Pal Singh Yadav along with other six MPs for their unruly behaviour in the House on 8 March 2010. The motion for their suspension was moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan and was passed by a voice vote. The action was taken under Rule 256 of the House, for showing total disregard for dignity of Council and authority of the Chair by obstructing the business of the House. The last time a member was suspended for unruly behaviour was in 1987; and earlier in 1974.