Rebel Aam Aadmi MLA Kapil Mishra and BJP legislator Manjinder Sirsa were marshalled out of Delhi Assembly on Tuesday after the former rushed to the well of the House towards the chair of Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.
This despite the repeated warnings from Goel, who asked him to get back to his seat. The BJP MLA was marshalled out because he came to Mishra’s rescue as he objected to Goel’s decision to marshall out the rebel AAP MLA.
“I’ve been very hurt by the way Sirsa obstructed the Marshalls from carrying out the Speaker’s order. I’m forwarding this matter to the Privilege Committee,” Goel said.
Goel was responding to the leader of opposition, Vijender Gupta, when Mishra rushed to the well. The Speaker repeatedly asked Mishra to return to his chair, but to no avail.
Goel kept saying, “aap apne sthaan pe bathiye Kapil ji (You get back to your seat).” Moments later, an exasperated Goel told Mishra, “tere se pooch ke baithenge? Marshall bahar le jayein isey. (Will we sit with your permission? Marshall, please get this man out.)”
The Speaker also warned Sirsa repeatedly not to obstruct the marshalling out of Mishra.
Mishra later told Aaj Tak that he was keen to raise the issue of how three Rajya Sabha candidates were elected to the Upper House adding that money had exchanged hands in awarding the seat.
AAP had sent businessman Sushil Gupta, chartered accountant ND Gupta and senior party leader Sanjay Singh to the Rajya Sabha earlier this month. All three were elected unopposed since the party enjoys an overwhelming majority in Delhi assembly.
Mishra had alleged that Sushil Gupta had paid Rs 50 crore to secure his Rajya Sabha seat. An angry Gupta had later had later served a defamation notice to Mishra.