Fourteen legislators were suspended for a year from the Maharashtra assembly on Friday after unruly protests over the theft of a Ganesha idol from a temple in Raigad district.
Thirteen of the suspended MLAs are from the Shiv Sena, while one is from the BJP. They were charged with lowering the dignity of the House. The MLAs carried out their agitation in an ususual manner during the zero hour — they brought with them a Ganesha idol and worshipped it in the House. The House was adjourned twice, and later stalled for the entire day.