Scores of Aam Aadmi Party workers today held protest outside the house of BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma in Karkardoma area over his alleged derogatory remarks against AAP MLA Alka Lamba, demanding permanent suspension of the lawmaker from Delhi Assembly.
Protestors, most of them women, raised slogans against the BJP MLA, saying they would not “tolerate the insult of woman.”
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ramniwas Goel yesterday suspended Sharma till Thursday for using derogatory language against the Chandani Chowk MLA during a discussion on night shelters.
“Suspension is not enough. Sharma made derogatory remarks against a woman MLA and strict action needs to be taken against him,” said an AAP woman worker.
In view of the protest, police erected barricades outside Sharma’s residence to prevent protestors.
“BJP MLA has no right to continue as a legislator. He should be suspended from the Delhi Assembly,” said another AAP woman worker.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday expressed his shock over the comments and hoped BJP would take action against him.
“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 (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.
Due to AAP MLAs’ protest, House proceedings were disrupted and Speaker had to adjourn Assembly twice.
AAP’s women legislators demanded Sharma’s permanent suspension from the House.