Gandhinagar, Aug 23 : Around 50 Congress MLAs were suspended from the state assembly by Speaker Ramanlal Vora. They were protesting over “atrocities on Dalits. The state Assembly witnessed ruckus over this issue.
Congress MLAs were suspended for a day from the Assembly as they staged a demonstration and disrupted the proceedings over the Una Dalit incident. Congress members rushed to the well of the House displaying placards dubbing the government as “anti-Dalit” and threw bangles towards ministers.
At least 20 of the Opposition members wore body suit banners and kept up their protest, despite repeated warnings by Speaker Ramanlal Vora. The Speaker ordered marshals to evict the Congress MLAs from the House and named and suspended them for a day.
The Speaker said the Opposition had come to the House with a pre-planned strategy as more than their concern for Dalits they were trying to garner political mileage out of the issue.
Speaker did not suspend Opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela and senior legislator Mohansinh Rathwa as they remained seated during the ruckus, but later they too walked out protesting the action against their party colleagues.