12 BJP MLAs from Maharashtra Assembly have been suspended for one year. They are suspended for misbehaving with presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav, an official said. The two-day monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly started on a ruckus on Monday.
Action taken on these BJP MLAs
The names of BJP MLAs who have been suspended for one year include Sanjay Kute, Ashish Shelar, Abhimanyu Pawar, Girish Mahajan, Atul Bhatkhalkar, Parag Alvani, Harish Pimple, Ram Satpute, Jaykumar Rawal, Yogesh Sagar, Narayan Kuche and Kirti Kumar.
State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab moved a motion to suspend the MLAs, which was passed by voice vote. Parab said that these 12 MLAs will not be allowed to enter the legislature premises in Mumbai and Nagpur during the period of suspension.
BJP members led by Devendra Fadnavis objected to the decision, saying that the opposition would boycott the proceedings of the House. Fadnavis said, “This is a false allegation and an attempt to reduce the number of opposition members. This was done because we have exposed the government’s lies on OBC quota in local bodies. He said that BJP members did not abuse the presiding officer.
Leader of Opposition Fadnavis said, ‘It is the Shiv Sena MLAs who used abusive words. I had brought my MLAs out of the Speaker’s chamber. The former chief minister claimed that the matter ended with Shelar apologizing. What Jadhav said was a ‘unilateral’ side.
Earlier, NCP leader and minister Nawab Malik accused BJP members of misbehaving with Bhaskar Jadhav and the state assembly was adjourned four times over the issue.