Lok Sabha sees brief adjournment after altercation between Trinamool Members and Kirit Somaiya

Published - July 25, 2018 02:56 pm IST - NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha witnessed a brief adjournment during the Zero Hour on Wednesday when BJP MP Kirit Somaiya had a minor altercation with members from the All-India Trinamool Congress when he raised the issue of violence and atrocities in West Bengal.

Mr. Somaiya alleged lawlessness in the state and said two women had been stripped there, gesturing towards the Trinamool benches to be ashamed.

When Trinamool MPs protested from their seats, Mr. Somaiya began walking towards the Well of the House. Trinamool MPs Idris Ali and Kalyan Banerjee got up from their seats and began to walk towards him. MPs from the BJP and other parties broke the heated exchange, persuading Mr. Somaiya to return to his seat.

As Trinamool MPs shouted back at him, the Speaker adjourned the House for a brief while in the din.

The BJP’s Nishikant Dubey was seen talking to Trinamool MPs to calm them down.

When the House re-assembled, Mr. Somaiya said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh should give a statement on the matter and also walked up to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar to request the same.

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