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BJP MLAs protest over water crisis, Vijender Gupta marshalled out

PTI
Published : Apr 10, 2018, 5:49 am IST
Updated : Apr 10, 2018, 5:49 am IST

As Mr Gupta turned the mike, Speaker got angry and ordered him to be marshalled out of the House.

Vijender Gupta
 Vijender Gupta

New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition Vijender Gupta was marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on Monday while three other BJP legislators staged a walkout to register their protest after their request for a discussion on “water crises” in the city was turned down.

As the House proceedings began, Opposition members showed bottles of contaminated water allegedly being supplied in various areas of Delhi. Mr Gupta, and two other BJP MLAs — O.P. Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan — trooped into the Well of the House demanding discussion on alleged water crisis in the city. 

Mr Gupta and Mr Sharma went near the chair of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, showing him bottles of contaminated water. Moreover, Mr Gupta started using the Speaker’s microphone to mark his protest. “This is murder of democracy. Guptaji angled my mic in his direction. It is a very serious issue,” the Speaker said.

As Mr Gupta turned the mike, Speaker got angry and ordered him to be marshalled out of the House. The Speaker also suspended Mr Gupta for the day from the House proceedings. To register their protest, other BJP MLAs also walked out of the House.

Later, Mr Gupta took to Twitter and said that the Opposition came up with a resolution against the shortage of water and supply of dirty water. “People in Delhi are calling repeatedly for help... when we brought a resolution against the issue, in an attempt to suppress their voice, the resolution was not accepted,” he said.

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