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BJP MLA uses objectionable word against AAP legislator; matter referred to privilege committee

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

High drama ensued in Assembly today after a used an "objectionable" word against his colleague from the ruling during a discussion on water shortage in the national capital.

Assembly later referred the matter, of O P Sharma using an objectionable word against AAP's Amanatullah Khan, to the

The action came after legislators demanded action against the Viswas Nagar MLA of BJP. His remark, they said, was an "insult of the House".

Sharma was speaking on water shortage in his constituency. During his speech, he also criticised government officers.

When Amanatullah Khan opposed this, Sharma used the objectionable word against him.

Later, the expunged the word used by Sharma from House proceedings.

Following this, legislators trooped into the Well of the House, demanding strict action against the

too slammed Sharma, saying it cannot be tolerated in the House.

"This is not the question of an MLA. How can he use this word in the House? It shows the mentality of his (BJP) party. Strict action should be taken against him," Sisodia said.

Following rukus over the issue, adjourned the House for 30 minutes.

When the House sat again, Burari MLA proposed to refer the matter to of the House.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 17:40 IST
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