Three Congress lawmakers in Haryana suspended for six months

Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) Three legislators of the opposition Congress were suspended from the Haryana assembly for six months on Tuesday for tearing copies of the Governor’s address inside the House.

The suspension of Kuldeep Sharma, Jagbir Malik and Jaiveer Singh was announced by Haryana assembly speaker Kanwar Pal.

The three MLAs have also been barred from attending the meetings of various committees of the assembly for a period of one year.

The three Congress legislators had torn copies of the address made by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki in the assembly on Monday, the start of the budget session.

All 14 Congress legislators had boycotted the Governor’s address after protesting inside the assembly.

On Tuesday, they demonstrated outside the assembly complex carrying black flags and with black cloth over their mouth. They were subsequently detained by the police.

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