New Delhi: BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta and Manjinder Singh Sirsa were marshalled out of the Delhi assembly for causing disturbance and repeatedly opposing a discussion on the Chandigarh stalking issue that involves a party leader’s son.
The two were consistently hindering 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.
As soon as the assembly began, Gupta objected to Speaker Ram Niwas Goel’s demand for the discussion, saying 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: “Varnika’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 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 and the assembly was adjourned for 15 minutes.
After it resumed, it was again adjourned for 30 minutes. The third time the discussion started, Gupta and Sirsa were marshalled out for obstructing it.