The standing committee meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Tuesday was adjourned following a prolonged protest demonstration by BJP members over the issue of disruption of their party’s Tiranga Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. The members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had brought in tricolours to the meeting.
No sooner did the meeting started, they raised slogans: “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Kashmir Hamara Hai”. The BJP councillors rushed to the well and shouted slogans against the Congress as they accused the party of supporting Jammu and Kashmir government for resorting to "undemocratic practices” while stopping the Ekta Yatra.
Even as the members of the various opposition parties looked on, the sloganeering continued for almost half an hour when the chairman decided to adjourn the meeting.
No agenda could be taken up during the ruckus; however, a condemnation resolution was passed against the stopping of the Yatra.
After the meeting was adjourned, Jai Kishen Sharma, leader of the opposition in the civic body, criticised the BJP members’ step of stalling the meeting. “It is simply illogical. They are the ruling party and supposed to ensure that work is done properly.”