BJP MLAs in Delhi Assembly suspended for 3 days
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 18:16
New Delhi: All the BJP MLAs in Delhi Assembly were on Thursday suspended for three days and marshalled out after they created ruckus in the House demanding a discussion on corruption issue.

Twenty-four MLAs, including Opposition Leader V K Malhotra, were marshalled out after the House met for the second time during the day following a 30-minute adjournement forced by vociferous opposition lawmakers.

They were suspended for the next three days.

As soon as the House assembled, BJP MLAs trooped to the well of the House and shouted slogans against the Congress-led government following which the proceedings were adjourned for half an hour.

When the House resumed work, the scene was no different and the BJP MLAs questioned Speaker Yoganand Shastri's decision to allow Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to make a statement on allegations in CAG report on Commonwealth Games on Tuesday while they were not allowed to speak on the issue.

The BJP MLAs blew conch inside the House and shouted slogans against the government and Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister had claimed that Malhotra was also involved in the irregularities. Reacting to this, he said no enquiry committee has taken his name.

"I was not involved in any decision making while CM was part of the GoM that monitored the progress of Games related projects," he told the House.

As the din continued, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely proposed removal of the opposition MLAs from the House which was accepted by the Speaker following which they were marshalled out.

The BJP has moved a privilege motion against Dikshit alleging that it was not right on her part to make a statement in the House when the Speaker rejected their demand for a discussion on corruption.

Two Congress MLAs also moved a privilege motion against Malhotra for leading the ruckus in House saying that as far as rules of Assembly were concerned, no MLA can shout slogans and bring banners and posters into House.


First Published: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 18:16

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