Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma was suspended for the entire winter session of the Delhi assembly on Thursday for making a sexist remark against AAP legislator Alka Lamba.
A resolution on Sharma’s suspension, one of the three Bharatiya Janata Party members in the 70-member House, was passed by the assembly. The winter session ends on November 28.
Women legislators of the AAP had earlier mounted pressure on Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel earlier to disqualify Sharma. With a black ribbon tied on her left arm, Lamba said Sharma must be jailed for the obscene remarks he made about her.
Her colleague Rakhi Birla said “narrow-minded people like Sharma should not be in the state assembly but in jail”.
On Tuesday, Goel suspended Sharma till Thursday for using derogatory language against the Chandni Chowk MLA during a discussion on night shelters.
In the heated exchange on the issue, Vishwas Nagar Sharma addressed Alka Lamba as a ‘raat bhar ghumne wali’ (who wanders about at night) woman. Lamba also accused the legislator of calling her ‘gundi’ in the past.