Rajiv Gandhi Resolution: Uproar In Delhi Assembly, 3 Lawmakers Suspended

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The Delhi assembly was adjourned for 15 minutes after the uproar. (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Assembly witnessed uproar over a recent controversial resolution on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, leading to the suspension of three Opposition lawmakers for the day and adjournment of proceedings for 15 minutes.

BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who was marshalled out of the House when he came into the Well, alleged that he was manhandled and his turban was allegedly removed during the adjournment in the House.

As the House proceedings began, Mr Sirsa moved a notice for the "removal of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel" over alleged "changes in recent resolution" moved by a ruling party lawmaker demanding stripping former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of Bharat Ratna.

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Following the request, Mr Goel said that he cannot accept it as such a notice has to be given 14 days in advance.

When the Speaker turned down the Opposition's request, Mr Sirsa came into the Well, prompting Goel to order the BJP legislator to be marshalled out.

The Speaker then suspended Opposition Leader Vijender Gupta, Mr Sirsa and BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan for the day from House proceedings.

The lawmakers alleged that the "content of resolution was changed" as the ruling party wants to forge an alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP lawmakers strongly protested against deletion of the demand asking the Centre to take back Bharat Ratna from Rajiv Gandhi from the proposal approved by the House in the last meeting.

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