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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Assembly today witnessed high drama after a BJP MLA used an "objectionable" word against a ruling during a discussion on water shortage in the national capital.

Following the ruckus, Chief Minister hit out at the BJP, accusing the saffron party of dividing in the name of Hindus and Muslims.

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

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

Sharma was speaking on water shortage in his constituency during which he also criticised some officers.

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

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

While referring the matter, said that the word used by the BJP MLA is "objectionable" and asked the Committee to present its report as soon as possible.

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

When the Speaker referred the matter to the Privileges Committee, BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan walked out of the House to register his protest.

Kejriwal took to twitter to accuse the BJP of dividing

"See the BJP MLA - shameful. BJP wants to divide in the name of Hindus and Muslims. This is what wants. BJP is fulfilling the intensions of

"Why did Narendra Modi go to to meet Nawaz Sharif; Why did he call ISI for investigation in Pathankot? What is the relationship of BJP and Pakistanis?" Kejriwal said.

In the House, too slammed Sharma, saying his remarks could not be tolerated and demanded action against him.

He said those in power at Centre and in opposition in Delhi have a mentality of "dividing" the country.

The said this country belonged to all and not just a particular religion, adding this is not just the question of an MLA and that this could not be tolerated in the House.

Following the ruckus over the issue, Speaker adjourned the House for 30 minutes.

When the House met again, AAP's Burari MLA proposed to refer the matter to of the House.

While proposing to refer the matter of Sharma to the Committee, Jha alleged that country cannot be "divided" in the name of religion.

Jha said he wanted to know how Sharma could use foul language against officers working with the

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 19:40 IST