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Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra marshalled out during ruckus in House

As the proceedings began, Mishra displayed a poster which had an image of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta

delhi Updated: Jan 16, 2018 21:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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AAP MLA and Kapil Mishra and BJP MLA Maninder Singh Sirsa. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was on Tuesday marshalled out from the Delhi Assembly after he entered the well of the House, demanding a discussion on the election of businessman Sushil Gupta to the Rajya Sabha. Mishra alleged that the Upper House seat was “sold” to Gupta.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa was also marshalled out after he opposed Speaker Ram Niwas Goel’s decision to throw Mishra out of the Assembly and allegedly “obstructed” the staff taking the suspended AAP leader out of the House.

The matter was referred to the Privileges Committee of the Assembly.

As the proceedings began, Mishra displayed a poster which had an image of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta holding a snake with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s face photoshopped on it. Goel ordered the marshals to take Mishra out of the house.

Sirsa allegedly “obstructed” the marshals, after which he too was marshaled out.

“I am forwarding the matter of Sirsa trying to obstruct the marshals to the Privileges Committee of the House,” Goyal said.

Sirsa later clarified outside the House that he was not obstructing the marshals but merely asking Mishra to go out on his own.

Leader of the opposition Vijender Gupta later alleged that Mishra was beaten up by the police personnel when he was being marshaled out. Speaker Goel condemned Gupta’s remarks.

Mishra also denied reports of being beaten by the police personnel.

“I was marshaled out but not beaten. I was demanding a discussion on Sushil Gupta’s election to the Rajya Sabha and bring an adjournment motion. The party sold its Rajya Sabha ticket to Gupta,” Mishra said.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 21:29 IST