A motion that proposed the suspension of BJP MLA Anil Vij on account of his "gross misconduct" in the House as well as casting aspersions on the Speaker of Haryana Assembly was withdrawn on Thursday after the legislator assured to respect the chair.
Parliamentary affairs minister Randeep Surjewala brought in the motion that proposed suspension of Vij for his "gross misconduct unbecoming of a member of the House" and for his repeatedly defiance of the directions of Speaker Kuldeep Sharma.
During Zero Hour, Vij rushed near the Speaker's table while trying to raise some issues. His BJP colleagues did not join him in his protest. He spoke to the Speaker, who kept on asking him to return to his seat.
INLD member Ajay Chautala also went up to Vij, asking him to return to his seat.
Surjewala said that Vij cannot cast aspersions on the Chair and described his behaviour as "most irresponsible".
The Speaker said that if the member assures that he will not cast aspersions on the Chair, he can withdraw the motion that proposed Vij's suspension for the remaining Assembly session.
Vij said, "I have respect for the Chair", to which the Speaker said, "You are not acceding to my requests. You will not rise or speak without my permission. You will only raise your hand from your seat."
The Chair further said that since senior members of the House had requested in favour of Vij, he was withdrawing the motion.
Immediately after this, Surjewala intervened to say, "Vij is a senior member. But the sanctity of the House and of the Speaker, who is custodian of the House, has to be maintained. His casting of aspersion on the Chair is condemnable.
"Vij has accepted the supremacy of the Chair and other members have also assured of good conduct from him due to which I withdraw the motion proposing his (Vij) suspension."