Maha Assembly revokes suspension of four MNS legislators
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday revoked the suspension of four MNS legislators.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday revoked the suspension of four MNS legislators, who had allegedly assaulted Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi for defying their leader Raj Thackeray`s diktat of taking oath as members in Marathi.
Minister for State for Parliamentary Affairs, Bhaskar Jadhav, moved the resolution seeking revocation of the four year suspension. The House passed the resolution by a voice vote.
The four MNS MLAs Shishir Shinde, Ram Kadam, Ramesh Wanjale and Vasant Gite were suspended from the membership of the House for a period of four years on November 9, 2009 for assaulting Azmi when he was taking oath as member in Hindi.
Jadhav said MNS group leader Bala Nandgaonkar had given a letter apologising for the incident and promised good behaviour by the four MLAs.
Nandgaonkar has assured members that such an incident which lowers the dignity of the House will not happen again, he said.
Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse demanded that the Government explain the "package deal" that took place between the MNS and the government for facilitating revocation of the suspension.