Bedlam in Delhi Assembly as BJP, AAP MLAs engage in wordy duel

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Chaos prevailed on the fourth day of monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly after Leader of Opposition in the House Vijender Gupta and other BJP MLAs indulged in a verbal duel with ruling AAP members over the issue of illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

Addressing Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, Gupta said Bangladeshis in his constituency are causing a problem and have also been involved in some criminal cases.

He then suggested that the national capital also adopt the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and drive the illegal migrants out of Delhi.

This caused an uproar in the Assembly, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators screaming at each other.

The situation further worsened when AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan almost attacked Gupta, who along with other BJP MLAs including O.P. Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan, was surrounded by the ruling party ministers.

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As complete disorder prevailed in the House, with neither side ready to give in, Speaker Goel adjourned the House.

Gupta alleged that he was abused by AAP MLAs and almost assaulted by them in front of the Speaker.

He said that the opposition will submit a written complaint to the Speaker against such “terrorist-type behaviour”.

“They tried but couldn’t manhandle me. They said many derogatory things which cannot be spoken out publicly. This only shows how they are trying to terrorise the entire House. We condemn this kind of terrorist-type behaviour and we will submit a written complaint to the Speaker on today’s incident,” Gupta said outside the Assembly.

–IANS

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