Two men protest against Satyendar Jain in Delhi Assembly, get 30 days in jail
Two youths, one of whom had contested from AAP in 2013 assembly, were detained and thrashed after they threw papers on Satyendra Jain from the gallery.Updated: Jul 16, 2017 07:22 IST
Two men, claiming to be AAP workers, created ruckus inside Delhi assembly and levelled corruption allegations against health minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday. The Speaker later ordered one-month jail for the two men for disrupting the House.
They were later detained by the Delhi police after the Speaker Ram Niwas Goel ordered their arrest as a scuffle broke out allegedly between AAP supporters and the protesters. The men had allegedly thrown pamphlets questioning chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s silence on corruption charges.
The two men were allegedly detained and beaten up inside assembly and amid the chaos rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra made a PCR call.
one of the protesters identified as Jagdeep Rana, who was beaten up inside the Delhi Assembly is a former AAP member and had contested from the party in 2013. The other protester is reportedly an AAP member from Punjab. The injured have been rushed to the hospital.
The day’s business was on in the Delhi Assembly, which is in session, when the two men who were sitting in the Visitors’ Gallery of the House, stood up and started shouting slogans against Jain. They called him corrupt, and threw bits of paper into the hall where the legislators were sitting.
Soon after the interruption, the security whisked them away even as AAP MLAs demanded strict action against them. As the two men were being taken away, some of the AAP MLAs, including Nitin Tyagi, Amanatullah Khan and Jarnail Singh, stepped out of the House.
As the duo were being taken away by security personnel, some of the AAP MLAs then allegedly jumped on to them and thrashed them. The police personnel present in the Legislative Assembly premises then sought to bring the scuffle to an end, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes.
The House was briefly adjourned after the incident and the proceedings were later resumed. A resolution was moved to send the two to jail for 30 days for protesting in assembly. “They had entered the Assembly through passes issued with the help of an assembly employee,” the Speaker said. He then ordered one-month-long jail for the two protesters.
Earlier in May, the Delhi assembly had witnessed a scuffle as rebel leader Kapil Mishra was dragged out by AAP MLAs.
The two-day session of the Delhi assembly, which began on Wednesday, was expected to be fiery as the opposition has accused the government of adopting undemocratic means to thwart them. The opposition claimed that the government had deliberately delayed circulation of the session agenda ‘to prevent the opposition from raising important issues’.
Government officials said some of the major issues that are likely to be taken up during the session include a short duration discussion on granting ownership rights to the landless who were allotted plots in villages in the 70s and reservation for local students in Delhi University colleges aided by the Delhi government.
(With PTI inputs)
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 15:44 IST