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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut justifies suspension of 12 Maharashtra MLAs; BJP protests

Meanwhile, the BJP held protests in different parts of the state, condemning the MVA government's action against the opposition party's MLAs.

Published: 06th July 2021 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2021 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: A day after 12 BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for alleged misbehaviour, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said indiscipline cannot be tolerated, even as the opposition party held protests in the Vidhan Bhavan complex here and other parts of the state over the action.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Raut said, "Never before the state Legislature witnessed such indiscipline."

The opening day of the state Legislature's two-day monsoon session on Monday witnessed high drama as 12 BJP MLAs were suspended from the Assembly for one year after the state government accused them of "misbehaving" with presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav in the Speaker's chamber.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis had termed the allegation as false and said Jadhav's account of the incident was "one-sided".

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On Tuesday, Raut said, "Indiscipline cannot be tolerated. Breaking the Speaker's mike and using abusive language against the presiding officer is not Maharashtra's culture."

Meanwhile, the BJP held protests in different parts of the state, condemning the MVA government's action against the opposition party's MLAs.

Several BJP legislators squatted on the stairs of the Vidhan Bhavan building in Mumbai and shouted slogans against the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA-comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) government.

The 12 MLAs against whom the action was taken were not seen as they are not allowed to enter the Legislature building during the suspension period.

The 12 suspended members are- Sanjay Kute, Ashish Shelar, Abhimanyu Pawar, Girish Mahajan, Atul Bhatkhalkar, Parag Alavani, Harish Pimpale, Yogesh Sagar, Jay Kumar Rawat, Narayan Kuche, Ram Satpute and Bunty Bhangdia.

On Monday, these 12 MLAs met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking his intervention into the matter, and complained against the MVA government for "trampling upon the democracy".



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  • m g swaminathan

    Suspension of MLAs of Maharashtra for one year is unprecedented and has not been resorted to by any Legislature or Parliament in India except for a limited period of one week or for the rest of the session.
    22 days ago reply
  • m g swaminathan

    Suspension of MLAs of Maharashtra for one year is unprecedented and has not been resorted to by any Legislature or Parliament in India except for a limited period of one week or for the rest of the session.
    22 days ago reply
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