Pepper spray was used for self-defence, says suspended MP

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Used pepper spray for self-defence, says suspended MP
New Delhi, Feb 13: The pepper spray, which caused all the mayhem in the Parliament on Thursday, was used in self defence, says Rajagopal L Rajagopal, Congress MP.

The Speaker suspended him for unruly behaviour and using pepper spray.

However, he said that he used pepper spray for self defence when he was attacked by other MPs. "If women can use to to defend himself, then why can't I used it to defend myself. I used it when I saw the TDP MP being attacked" Rajagopal asked. "If I am suspended, then all the Congress MPs should be suspended."

17 MPs from AP have been suspended by the speaker for unruly behaviour


Apparently, the MP said he always carried pepper spray to protect himself. "I have to do something if people attack me. Pepper spray is not an offensive instrument, but a defensive one. "

Taking into account all the drama that unfolded in the House today, government is now planning to introduce the Telangana Bill only after the vote on account, which is scheduled to take place on Monday.

The chaos began in the House when Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh bill was now the property of the house and presented the Bill.

As soon as the Bill was tabled, Congress MP L Rajagopal used pepper spray to disrupt the proceedings of the house. Another MP brandished knife at Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who tabled the bill in Lok Sabha.

A TDP MP Narayana Rao had to be taken to hospital as he collapsed in Lok Sabha after apparently consuming something.

17 MPs from Andhra Pradesh have been suspended by the speaker for unruly behaviour.

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