BJP MLAs suspended for Assembly ruckus
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs were suspended for three days from the Assembly, as they were demanding closure of the House in view of the party-called bandh.
As soon as the session began, all BJP MLAs, including Leader of Opposition VK Malhotra, came in wearing robes with anti-government slogans and started raising slogans 'Delhi bandh is on, Assembly should not function'.
Speaker Yoganand Shastri then adjourned the House for 30 minutes, as the din continued. Later, when the House reassembled, the sloganeering continued, forcing the Speaker to adjourn it for another 20 minutes after his repeated plea to restore order did not yield any positive results. BJP MLAs again created ruckus and trooped into the Well, demanding immediate withdrawal of the budget proposal of five per cent VAT on CNG.
Later, education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely moved a proposal to remove them from the House for not allowing it to function. The proposal was put to Voice Vote and the BJP MLAs were removed.
After BJP MLAs were removed from the House, senior Congress MLA Mukesh Sharma moved a proposal criticising the party for giving a call for Bharat bandh, which 'resulted in a lot of inconvenience to people, loss to government and as well as traders across the country'.