Ruckus in Delhi assembly over Chandigarh stalking

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The first day of the Delhi assembly’s Monsoon Session began on a stormy note over the Chandigarh stalking incident with BJP MLAs vociferously opposing a discussion on the issue that involves a party leader’s son.

The ruckus in the assembly led the Speaker to adjourn it twice, once for 15 minutes and then again for 30 minutes. The second adjournment came after the leaders of both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party shouted slogans demanding discussions on different topics.

Earlier, Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel asked for a discussion on the issue of Varnika Kundu being allegedly stalked by Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party chief Subhash Barala, in Chandigarh.

Objecting to it, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said that the death of three sanitation employees, who died after inhaling toxic gases while cleaning a sewer line here on Sunday, should also be discussed.

Goel responded to the objection saying: “Kundu’s issue is a very serious matter. You are not respecting the importance of it.”

Hearing this, Gupta, along with two BJP MLAs Jagdish Pradhan and Manjinder Singh Sirsa, came towards the Speaker’s podium and started shouting slogans demanding a discussion on the death of the sanitation employees.

At this, 10 to 12 ruling Aam Aadmi Party members, who were sporting tags reading “We stand for Varnika” left their seats and also came up to the podium.

Goel directed all of them to go back.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tried to speak on the issue but could not do so due to the disturbance.

–IANS

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