Delhi BJP legislator suspended for two sessions

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New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) BJP legislator Om Prakash Sharma was on Thursday suspended for the next two sessions of the Delhi assembly following an amended report of the Ethics Committee which probed his alleged misbehaviour with AAP legislator Alka Lamba.

The Delhi assembly’s Ethics Committee on Wednesday recommended Sharma’s expulsion from the house.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Sharma to apologize for his conduct to avoid expulsion.

Sharma, one of the three Bharatiya Janata Party members in the 70-member house, didn’t apologize but regretted that his “incomplete statement” of November last year regarding Alka Lamba had led to “misunderstandings”.

“I have no personal grudge towards my younger sister Alka Lamba. If my words have offended Alka Lamba or any other member, I regret that,” Sharma said in the assembly and left.

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Sharma was then suspended for the next two sessions.

The leader of the opposition, Vijendra Gupta, called the decision biased.

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