Ground Report | New Delhi: 12 BJP MLAs; On Monday, 12 MLAs of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party were suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for one year. These MLAs are accused of ‘behaving badly’ with the presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav in the speaker’s chamber.
12 BJP MLAs suspended
Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis termed the ruling party’s allegations against the party MLAs as false and said that the way Bhaskar Jadhav is describing the incident is “one-sided”.
However, Bhaskar Jadhav has demanded an inquiry into the allegations that Shiv Sena members and he himself had made unparliamentary remarks. He said that he is ready to face any punishment if these allegations are proved to be true.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab proposed suspension of BJP MLAs from the assembly which was passed by voice vote.
Names of suspended MLAs
The names of these suspended BJP MLAs are Sanjay Kute, Ashish Shelar, Abhimanyu Pawar, Girish Mahajan, Atul Bhatkhalkar, Parag Alavani, Harish Pimple, Yogesh Sar, Jai Kumar Rawat, Narayan Kuche, Ram Satpute and Bunty Bhagandia.
Anil Parab said that these 12 MLAs will not be allowed to enter the assembly premises in Mumbai and Nagpur during the period of suspension.
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Opposing this decision, BJP MLAs led by Devendra Fadnavis said that they would boycott the proceedings of the House.
Fadnavis said, “This is a false allegation. We had exposed the lies of the state government on the issue of OBC quota in local bodies, so they want to reduce the number of opposition members in the House.”