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Gujarat MLAs clash over Asaram ashram deaths

IANS  |  Gandhinagar 

Lawmakers in the Assembly on Wednesday came to blows when leader raised the matter of the deaths of two children in the ashram in 2008 in Sabarmati.

The ruckus led to the House being adjourned shortly after Question Hour by till 2.30 p.m.

The incident occurred a day after the drama over the nomination for Naran Rathwa for the Rajya Sabha polls.

Legislators here clashed during the discussion on the deaths of two cousins staying at the self-styled godman Bapu's ashram for children.

As soon as Question Hour ended, member raised a point of order concerning the deaths. He wanted to know whether the government would table the report of the Commission which probed the deaths.

Pradeepsinh Jadeja (BJP) wanted a discussion over wastage of time in the House, while MLA Ambrish Der, at the same time, pressed for a discussion on the deaths.

The ruled that such point of order -- as sought by Madam -- cannot be raised.

At this point, seemingly agitated by something said to him by BJP MLA Jagdish Panchal, rushed from his place and grabbed a microphone from one of the desk and threw it towards Panchal, missing him by inches.

The action created a furore in the House as almost everybody got excited and started shouting.

The commotion compelled the to adjourn the House for 10 minutes which was later extended till 2.30 p.m.

Madam and Der were later suspended for one day by the Speaker.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:48 IST