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Uproar in Delhi Assembly over Rajiv Gandhi resolution, BJP MLAs suspended


Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi Assembly witnessed uproar over a recent controversial resolution on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, leading to the suspension of three Opposition MLAs for the day and adjournment of proceedings for 15 minutes.

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who was marshalled out of the House when he came into the Well, alleged that he was manhandled and his turban was allegedly forcefully removed during the adjournment in the House.

As the House proceedings began, Sirsa moved a notice for the "removal of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel" over alleged "changes in recent resolution" moved by a ruling party MLA demanding stripping former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of Bharat Ratna.

Following the request, Goel said that he cannot accept it as such a notice has to be given 14 days in advance.

When the Speaker turned down the Opposition's request, Sirsa came into the Well, prompting Goel to order the BJP legislator to be marshalled out.

The Speaker then suspended Opposition Leader Vijender Gupta, Sirsa and BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan for the day from House proceedings. Thereafter, Goel adjourned the House for 15 minutes.

Talking to reporters outside the House, Gupta and Sirsa alleged that the "content of resolution was changed" as the ruling party wants to forge alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP MLAs strongly protested against deletion of the demand asking the Centre to take back Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi from the proposal approved by the House in the last meeting.

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

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First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 16:00 IST