Maharashtra Governor injured in ruckus: Speaker suspends five Congress MLAs
MUMBAI: Five Congress MLAs were on Wednesday suspended
for creating ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly which led to the injury of Governor
C Vidyasagar Rao.
Speaking in the Assembly, Khadse said Congress
legislators Rahul Bondre, Amar Kale, Ranjit Kamble, Vijay Wadettiwar and Abdul
Sattar ‘caused injuries’ to two legislature officials as well as the Governor.
Khadse said he wanted to move a resolution suspending
these members for unruly behaviour. “Governor’s left hand was injured. The
issue does not end with an apology. This should not be tolerated,” Khadse said.
Congress leader in the House Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
said there was no intention to cause hurt to anyone, but he would apologise.
NCP MLAs Ajit Pawar, RR Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal, however, said the issue
should be put to the rest with the apology if the report of Governor getting
hurt was true.
“Today is the first day of the new legislative
Assembly and it should not start on a bitter note,” the NCP leaders said. BJP
MLA Girish Mahajan said he was an eyewitness to the incident and it was a
Speaker Haribhau Bagde then adjourned the House for 30
minutes to discuss the issue with group leaders.