Five BJP MLAs including Suvendu Adhikari suspended from West Bengal assembly

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Kolkata: Five BJP MLAs, including Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, were suspended by West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay on Monday for their alleged unruly conduct in the House.

Adhikari, along with BJP legislators Dipak Burman, Shankar Ghosh, Manoj Tigga and Narahari Mahato, were suspended by the Speaker for future sessions this year, a report by The Wire said.

Earlier in the day, the assembly plunged into pandemonium as ruling TMC and BJP MLAs exchanged blows after saffron party legislators demanded a statement by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the “worsening” law and order situation in the state.

BJP leaders stormed the well of the house, staging a protest on the Bogtui issue. Half an hour later, according to the Indian Express, MLAs of the ruling Trinamool Congress also came to the well. An altercation ensued, with members of both parties claiming they were “attacked”.

Around 25 BJP MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari then walked out of the assembly, claiming that several party legislators were roughed up by TMC MLAs inside the House.

TMC leader and state minister Firhad Hakim, however, told reporters that the BJP is staging a drama to create chaos in the assembly.

He also said that some Trinamool Congress legislators were injured during the scuffle that took place inside the house.


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