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AAP rebel Pankaj Pushkar suspended from Delhi Assembly

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New Delhi :Timarpur MLA Pankaj Pushkar, a dissident face of ruling AAP, was today suspended from the Delhi Assembly for two days as he kept on demanding a discussion on EWS category in schools despite the Speaker’s objection.

The suspension bars Pushkar from partaking in the Assembly’s proceedings today and on November 30, when it will meet next after the weekend. The session has been extended till December 4.

Home Minister Satyender Jain moved the proposal to suspend Pushkar, which was then voted upon.

Following unanimous approval from the House, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel gave his ruling in favour of Pushkar’s suspension.

Meanwhile, the six woman MLA’s of AAP including Alka Lamba, walked out of the House demanding BJP legislator O P Sharma’s “permanent suspension” for using derogatory language against her.

Earlier, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta gave a notice demanding suspension of House proceedings alleging that the government was not following the constitution in its functionings.

It was rejected by the Speaker prompting a walkout by Gupta and BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan.

“We did not want to obstruct the proceedings. But the BJP MLAs themselves demanded suspension of work instead of apologising for their colleagues’ mistake,” Lamba said.

Yesterday, Sharma, who is BJP’s Vishwas Nagar (East) MLA, was suspended from the Assembly for the rest of the ongoing Winter Session by Goel for using derogatory language against Lamba.

Goel also referred the matter to the Ethics Committee of the House for further probe as six women MLAs of AAP, sporting black badges, sat in the well of the House demanding permanent suspension of Sharma and that he be “jailed”.

PTI