Gandhinagar: All the Congress MLAs in the Gujarat Assembly barring Opposition Leader Shankarsinh Vaghela were suspended for a day today as the house witnessed ruckus over the OBC quota agitation by Patels.
Speaker Ganpat Vasava suspended the Congress MLAs present in the House who stood up and shouted slogans against government accusing it of mis-handling the agitation. Vaghela meanwhile, remained in his seat.
After the Speaker announced his decision, the MLAs rushed to the well of the House and continued their protest.
The Speaker then ordered marshals to take them out of the House and adjourned the proceedings till recess.
Earlier, the House was adjourned thrice as Congress members shouted slogans on the issue of police atrocities during Patel community quota agitation and demanded that the House be adjourned after paying homage to those who died in the protest.
Nine people, including one policeman, died in the violence that erupted after detention of Hardik Patel, who is leading the agitation for inclusion of his community in OBC quota for reservation, on August 25.
Leader of Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela demanded that the House should be adjourned immediately after paying homage to those who died.