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The Gujarat Assembly was adjourned for 15 minutes. Following this, MLAs from both the parties started abusing each other and many of them exchanged blows in the House.
Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress reportedly exchanged blows over tabling of the report of Justice DK Trivedi Commission in Asaram Bapu case. Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress reportedly exchanged blows over tabling of the report of Justice DK Trivedi Commission in Asaram Bapu case. As per media reports, Congress MLA from Savarkundla Pratap Dudhat attacked BJP MLA from Nikol- Jagdish Panchal with a mike.
In an unprecedented incident, Congress and BJP MLAs came to blows in the Gujarat Assembly on Wednesday after the Question Hour, prompting Speaker Rajendra Trivedi to adjourn the House for 15 minutes. Howver, normal proceedings resumed much later.
The ruckus started after the Question Hour when Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel raised a point of order to which Congress MLA Vikram Maadam sought to speak. When Maadam was not allowed and was suspended by the Speaker, Congress MLA Amrish Der started speaking in his support. Soon, Der was warned by the Speaker not to do so.
At this point, BJP MLA Jagdish Panchal passed some remarks that got Der agitated and he rushed towards the Well of the House. Der was joined by Congress MLA Pratap Dudhat who broke the mike and hurled it towards Panchal. Panchal said his comments were not directed at Der, but Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor alleged that the BJP MLA hurled obscene abuses at Der.
The Speaker immediately suspended Dudhat for the entire session and Der for the day. The Speaker also adjourned the House for 15 minutes. Following this, MLAs from both the parties started abusing each other and many of them exchanged blows in the House. Suddenly, Der, who was marshalled out of the House, entered the building from another gate and attacked a BJP MLA from behind.
The BJP MLAs then retalliated and surrounded Der, who had falled down, and rained kicks and punches on him. Till the report was filed, Congress MLAs had huddled inside the office of the Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani, whereas Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja was holding a meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
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