Congress lawmakers wear helmets to West Bengal assembly

Published: 12th December 2012 04:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2012 04:23 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal assembly1PTI

Congress legislators wore helmets to the West Bengal assembly Wednesday, after a scuffle in the house a day earlier between ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Left Front members left three legislators hospitalised.

Three legislators were also suspended after the scuffle, which occurred on the issue of the operation of chit funds in the state.

Over 20-odd Congress lawmakers wore helmets as they entered the house, but later removed these as Speaker Biman Banerjee asked them to take off their protective headgear.

"This was only a symbolic way to protest the 'black incident' that happened yesterday (Tuesday). This (wearing the helmets) was not done to lower the esteem of the house," Congress leader Manas Bhunia said.

"Prothome maatha tarpore kotha (head first, talks later)," the leader of the Congress legislative party Mohammad Sohrab said.

Following Tuesday's brawl, three Left legislators -- Amjad Hussain, Nazimul Haq and Sushanta Besra -- were suspended by the Speaker for the rest of the winter session.

The Congress and Left Front members Tuesday evening met Governor M.K. Narayanan, seeking his intervention in the matter.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp