BJP MLAs marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Amidst high drama 22 Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs were marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on Monday, for trooping into the Well and sloganeering against the price rise and demanding a roll back of subsidy cut on LPG and increase in VAT on various items.

As soon as the House assembled, the Leader of Opposition V K Malhotra raised the price rise issue.

He demanded a clarification from Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on the use of water canons by police during a protest rally near the Assembly.

Several BJP activists, including Municipal Council of Delhi (MCD) members, were injured during the incident.

Soon, all the BJP MLAs started sloganeering and gathered before the Speaker's podium.

Speaker Yoganand Shastri had to adjourn the House for 15 minutes when he failed to convince opposition members to calm down and resume their seats.

When the House met again after 15 minutes, all BJP MLAs trooped to the Well and sloganeered again.

Speaker Shastri tried to pacify the members, but when they continued their protests, he asked marshals to remove senior BJP members H S Balli, Karan Singh Tanwar, Ravindra Bansal, Subhash Sachdeva and Harsh Vardhan from the House.

After their removal, BJP MLAs continued with their sloganeering forcing Shastri to name the BJP MLAs one by one and ask marshals to remove them from the House.

After all the MLAs had left, Malhotra said he was the only opposition legislator present and asked that he be thrown out also.

The BJP members continued their protests outside the Assembly and courted arrest. (ANI)

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