After days of bickering with each other over the regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies in the Capital, the councillors of north corporation on Monday almost came to blows in the House meeting.
Senior leaders were seen hurling abuses at one another and challenging each other to a fist fight.
The mayor was forced to suspend four Congress councillors from the next three House meetings.
Leader of the House Mahender Nagpal said a complaint has been lodged against Chhatar Singh Rachhoya, a Congress councillor’s husband, who entered the House and allegedly misbehaved with BJP councillors.
The commotion began after Congress councillors started sloganeering during the House meeting.
They wanted the house to pass a thanks-giving resolution to the chief minister for regularising the unauthorised colonies, which was not adopted by the House.
After scaring away the staff seated in the Well, they climbed the tables and continued with the sloganeering.
Unfazed, the ruling BJP continued to pass the proposals in the agenda.
The final straw came when a Congress councillor snatched the papers from the leader of the House Mahender Nagpal. From then on, it was total mayhem.
“I have asked the commissioner to inquire how outsiders managed to enter the House. I have also asked them to register a case after identifying them from the footage of the proceedings,” mayor Meera Aggarwal said.
She also demanded that the Union home minister and Delhi government should provide security and marshalls to check the occurrence of such incidents in future.
The four Congress councillors who have been suspended are Devraj Arora, Parmabhai Solanki, Ajit Singh Yadav and Harsh Sharma.
The Opposition leaders refuted the claims of the BJP and accused Aggarwal of being partisan.
“The BJP is playing politics over the issue of regularisation of colonies as they fear defeat in the assembly polls. The House could have been conducted after passing the thanks-giving resolution of the Opposition but they refused. So we resorted to sloganeering,” said leader of opposition, Mukesh Goel.