Turmoil at MCD meet over scuffle
The house meeting of the MCD on Monday was disrupted and later adjourned after opposition Congress raked up the issue of a reported scuffle between Congress and BJP councillors in a meeting earlier this month. HT reports.delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2011 01:04 IST
The house meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday was disrupted and later adjourned after opposition Congress raked up the issue of a reported scuffle between Congress and BJP councillors in a meeting earlier this month.
Immediately after paying homage to Delhi High Court blast victims, leader of opposition Jai Kishen Sharma took up the issue of the fight between the BJP and Congress councillors at a works committee meeting on September 8.
Congress' Satbir Sharma and Pannalal Khairwal and BJP's Pravin Rajput and Rohtash Singh had reportedly resorted to fisticuffs over the issue of some developmental works. Both sides had later lodged police complaints against each other.
Calling it a shameful incident in a democracy and decrying bad treatment to his party's members, Sharma said, "The BJP councillors should be suspended."
"We had already told the Congress members that we could sit together, watch the video footage of the September 8 meeting and if need be, our councillors could even apologise. But to no avail," Subhash Arya, leader of the House told mediapersons later.
When asked why he raked up the issue so late in the House, that too when a police complaint had already been lodged, Sharma told reporters, "The House meeting is the place where the mayor, the commissioner, the leader of the house and all members are present."
When Sharma and his fellow party members continued to shout slogans and evoked the Lokpal and other corruption related subjects, BJP members too resorted to similar sloganeering and raked up the issue of UPA leaders at the Centre being sent to jail.