Bengal assembly fight scares all; Congress MLAs wear helmets

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Kolkata, Dec 12: Just a day after the shocking clash between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and CPI(M) MLAs in West Bengal assembly, Congress MLAs reached the House wearing helmets.

Following the Speaker's decision of dismissing the Opposition parties' demand of all party meeting and withdrawal of suspension of three CPI(M) MLAs, Congress along with Left MLAs staged a walkout on Wednesday, Dec 12.

WB assembly fight: MLAs wear helmet

Members of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and opposition Left Front clashed in the West Bengal Assembly on Tuesday, leaving three persons injured. Speaker of the Lok Sabha Biman Banerjee suspended three Left MLAs.

The injured MLAs were CPI(M)'s Gourango Chatterjee, who received head injuries, and Mahmuda Begum and Pulok Roy of the TMC. The TMC members were hit in their chest and leg, respectively.

The situation worsened after Left members, who tried to bring an adjournment motion on the mushrooming of the chit funds across the state, rushed to Speaker Biman Banerjee's podium and started hurling slogans. Senior ministers Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim came to the rescue of the Speaker.

Soon a section of the TMC and Left MLAs rushed to the well and came face-to-face, with Chatterjee and Hakim trying to separate them. CPI(M)'s Nazmul Haque took away the microphone of the Speaker and the latter adjourned the House till 1.30 pm. The Congress members in the House were asked to join the protests by the Left but they did not do so.

Trouble resumed when after the House reassembled, Partha Chatterjee demanded action against the Left leaders who shouted against the Speaker and snatched his microphone.

The Speaker, later, suspended three Left MLAs and continued the normal business of the House and discussion took place on the West Bengal Scheduled Caste and Tribal Identification Amendment Bill, 2012.

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