Lamba, five AAP legislators stage walkout

AAP legislator Alka Lamba and five other party legislators walked out of the Delhi Assembly on Friday, demanding fast-tracking of the decision by the House ethics committee on BJP lawmaker OP Sharma.

Lamba reiterated her demand for revocation of Sharma’s membership of the Assembly. Sharma already stands suspended for the entire Winter session of the Delhi Assembly for his allegedly offensive remarks against Lamba. 

The Assembly on Thursday referred the matter to its ethics committee. “We want justice to be delivered by the committee in this session only and we demand a fast-track trial on the issue as the matter is concerned with women’s security,” said Lamba, who belongs to the Aam Aadmi Party.

“We will not return until the government assures us that decision will come in this session only by the ethics committee.”

She opposed BJP legislator Vijender Gupta’s move to bring a “Stop Work” proposal.

“Yesterday (Thursday) BJP legislators blamed us for hindering work in the Assembly due to our protest. But today (Friday) at the beginning of the session, Vijender Gupta brought ‘Stop Work’ Proposal. Why is this needed now?” 

BJP workers stage protest
New Delhi: Delhi BJP workers on Friday staged a protest near Vidhan Sabha against suspension of party MLA from the Winter session of Assembly raising slogans against AAP government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The large number of BJP workers led by party MP Ramesh Bidhuri were stopped while marching to Vidhan Sabha by a large presence of police force near Vikas Bhawan. The agitated protesters tried to dismantle police barricade but were dispersed with the use of water canons. Bidhuri alleged “Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has put forward AAP MLA Alka Lamba to attack the BJP MLA Sharma and she has followed it along with other female MLAs of her party.” 
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