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BJP’s Vijender Gupta marshalled out on last day of Delhi assembly

Former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar also ejected for wanting to raise issues pertaining to his constituency under Rule 280 of the Delhi assembly.

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2018 04:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Vijender Gupta,BJP MLA,AAP government
BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta and OP Sharma at the Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi recently. (Sonu Mehtra/ HT Photo)

Leader of the opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta was on Friday marshalled out of the Vidhan Sabha for demanding a discussion on the deaths of three girls, allegedly due to starvation, in east Delhi’s Mandawali last month.

Former minister of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government Sandeep Kumar was also sent out of the House after he demanded to raise the issues of his constituency under Rule 280 of the Delhi Assembly.

On the last day of the monsoon session, Gupta along with other BJP MLAs trooped into the well of the House after Speaker Ram Niwas Goel rejected Gupta’s request for a calling attention motion over the deaths of three girls allegedly due to starvation in Mandawali.

Despite repeated warnings, the BJP MLAs did not return to their seats and Goel ordered Gupta to be marshalled out. Two other BJP legislators — Om Prakash Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan — also staged a walkout from the House.

Later in the day, AAP MLA and former social welfare minister Sandeep Kumar was also marshalled out of the House after he was adamant that he wanted to raise issues of his area but the Speaker did not allow him.

Goel told Kumar that he was not allowing any MLA to have a discussion under Rule 280 on Friday owing to paucity of time.

Meanwhile, Goel formed a five-member committee headed by AAP’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti to give innovative ideas to control stray dog and monkey menace in the national capital. The move came after AAP legislator Alka Lamba raised the matter in the House and said every day, around 200 people reached Bara Hindu Rao hospital to get injections for dog and monkey bites. Other members of the committee include Lamba, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Rajesh Rishi and OP Sharma.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 04:16 IST