Maharashtra Protem Speaker orders inquiry into Azmi's behaviour

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Mumbai, Nov 11 (ANI): The Protem Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly, Ganpatrao Deshmukh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the behaviour of Samajwadi Party legislator Abu Asim Azmi in the assembly and in its premises.

Deshmukh made the announcement following repeated demands by opposition members, who alleged that Azmi had made provocative speeches and had insulted Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

In the ruling Deshmukh said: "A detailed inquiry of the matter would be conducted by the Principal Secretary of the House as demanded by the Opposition parties and a report would be submitted to the Speaker of the House."

Moving an adjournment motion, Opposition leader Eknath Khadse alleged that repercussions of events in the House were visible across the state.

"Azmi is misusing the house for pushing his political agenda," he alleged.

Khadse also demanded that Azmi's misbehavior in the House should be taken into consideration and action taken against him.

Alleging that Azmi provoked members of the House by showing his shoes, Khadse said, "Azmi's behaviour was not examined and one-sided action was taken. Azmi's son also used foul language from the public gallery, which is condemnable".

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said his government would not condone behaviour that was unbecoming of any member and which would malign the image of the House, within and outside, and action would be taken against those members. (ANI)

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