Om Prakash Sharma suspended

Om Prakash Sharma suspended

Delhi Assembly: BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma suspended for day for derogatory remarks

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel suspended BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma from the House for the day for making derogatory remarks towards AAP MLAs on the primary day of the monsoon session on Thursday. 

The speaker additionally marshalled out Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators Vijender Gupta and Anil Bajpai for defying his directives and never letting the House perform. Goel expressed his anguish and “deep pain” over depriving the home committees of their powers by the Centre.

He gave a ruling that two hours of sitting of the House might be dedicated to the Question Hour and particular mentions below Rule 280. He stipulated that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs will get 160 minutes whereas the opposition BJP legislators might be allowed 20 minutes to talk.

“I will not allow the opposition MLAs to speak for even one second extra than 20 minutes as per the House rules,” he mentioned whereas lamenting that the BJP legislators didn’t oppose divesting the home committees of their powers.

As quickly because the proceedings of the primary day of the Assembly’s monsoon session started, the BJP MLAs demanded to be heard through the Question Hour. They trooped into the effectively of the House and began shouting. Following this, some whip MLAs of the ruling AAP additionally entered the effectively, making a pandemonium-like scenario. 

The Speaker requested the members to return to their seats and “let the House function” however the BJP MLAs didn’t relent. The speaker then requested the marshals to escort Gupta and Bajpai out of the House.

In the melee, BJP’s Sharma allegedly made derogatory remarks towards some AAP MLAs and requested them to “remain in their limits”. Taking cognizance of this, Goel requested Sharma to tender an apology. As the BJP legislator refused to oblige, he was suspended for the day.

“Your remarks ‘remain in the limits’ to other members of the House are objectionable and since you did not apologise, I suspend Om Prakash Sharma for the entire day from the House,” the speaker mentioned whereas issuing the ruling.

The BJP has eight MLAs within the 70-member Assembly dominated by the ruling AAP that has 62 members within the House.

According to the listing of enterprise for the House on Thursday, AAP’s Sanjiv Jha will provoke a short-duration dialogue on the “appointment of the Delhi police commissioner in violation of Supreme Court directions”. AAP MLA Bhavna Gaur will desk a movement for conferring Bharat Ratna on late environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, a requirement earlier raised by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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