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High drama in Delhi Assembly as BJP demands NRC-like exercise

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

High drama prevailed in the Assembly today, as members of the ruling and opposition BJP sparred over the latter's demand to bring in bill for an NRC-like exercise to identify and evict illegal immigrants from the national capital.

As soon as of Opposition Vijender Gupta and his party colleagues raised the demand, the legislators started protesting it.

The two sides continued to indulge in allegations and counter-allegations, even as appealed to them to maintain order in the House.

Some of the legislators entered the well of the House arguing over the matter.

Following the uproar, Goel adjourned

Meanwhile, Gupta, BJP MLAs O P Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan filed a complaint with the against alleged "unruly behaviour" of ruling party legislators.

"The Opposition members complained that a number of MLAs threatened and attempted to physically assault them," Gupta alleged in a statement.

The BJP legislators also met the DCP (north), demanding registration of an FIR in connection with the sit-in by and his three cabinet colleagues at the Raj Niwas in June.

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

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 22:05 IST