BJP legislator, OP Sharma, on Tuesday was suspended for two days from assembly for his indecent comments against AAP MLA, Alka Lamba.
During a verbal duel inside the assembly on Tuesday, Sharma, a controversial MLA, had called Lamba ‘raat bhar ghoomne waali (one who roams around all through the night).’
The speaker of the assembly, Ram Niwas Goel, took objection to his indecent comments against Lamba suspending him for the rest of the session.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was shocked over the language used by Sharma for a ‘lady MLA.’
Am shocked at language used by O P Sharma, BJP MLA, against a lady MLA. 2 days back also, he abused a lady MLA.Hope BJP will act against him
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 24, 2015
Reacting to this, the Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal said, “Shocked at OP Sharma’s comments on lady MLA Alka Lamba. He appears to be a habitual offender and lacks respect for women. Had recommended registration of FIR against OP Sharma to Police. Sad no FIR registered. That’s why, he had courage to repeat offence.”
Maliwal said that the DCW will support Lamba in her legal battle against Sharma as ‘no man should get away with misbehaving with a woman.’
She said, “MLA OP Sharma been elected by Delhi to protect women n work towards making Delhi safe for them. Not for sexist comments n threatening them.”
Delhi Water, Tourism and Culture Minister, Kapil Mishra called it a ‘black day in the history of democracy.’
His tweet said;
black day in the history of democracy. the language used by BJP MLA OP Sharma ji is simply unacceptable
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) November 24, 2015
AAP MLA, Adarsh Shastri said it was a new low in India’s ‘legislative history.’
BJP Delhi MLA OP Sharma stoops to new low in independent India's legislative history by using cuss words against lady MLA Alka Lamba! Shame!
— Adarsh Shastri (@adarshshastri) November 24, 2015
Sharma’s objectionable words also drew flak from the social media users.
User Soman said;
User Komal tweeted;
Modiji's 50cr ki girlfriend remark, Amit Bhai's snooping, rapist NihalChand given ministry, OP Sharma's remark on Alka Lamba !
— कोमल 🙂 ?? (@Komal_Indian) November 24, 2015
User Ruchi’s tweet read;
BJP MLA OP sharma can stoop so low that even BJP MPs would be feeling jealous .
— Ruchi (@i_ruchi1) November 24, 2015
The eerie similarities between BJP MLA OP Sharma's remarks and the comments by Nirbhaya rapist exposes #BJPKaDNA . Anti Women to the core.
— Arvind Jha (@jalajboy) November 24, 2015
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