After a ruckus over property damage bill in West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday, Abdul Mannan an opposition leader was admitted to hospital after being injured in the noisy scenes and a scuffle between Congress MLAs and the security staff. He was hospitalised after he had been taken ill while being evicted by the marshall from the House.
Ruckus took place in West Bengal Assembly after opposition demanded more amendments in Property Damage Bill. pic.twitter.com/xsFKHCHams
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Mannan was protesting against the government for bringing West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017. He raised placards and termed the bill as ‘black law’. Speaker Biman Banerjee asked Mannan to wait for the discussion but he refused and continued his protest. Later, Mannan was suspended by Speaker. As soon as he was suspended, Mannan sat in the Well of the House and the marshalls tried to forcibly evict him, leading to a scuffle between them and Congress members. The leader fell sick during the scuffle and was then taken to hospital. The bill was later passed in the House.
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The Congress and the Left legislators staged a walkout from the House protesting against the incident. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Pratima Rajak claimed that she was molested by security officials. The speaker asked the assembly secretary to take note of the benches which were damaged by opposition MLAs.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee later lashed out at the Opposition in the assembly and that said, “Why are they opposed to this bill? Because they (opposition) don’t believe in peaceful movements. They believe in destroying public and government property. We will not let this happen.”
(With inputs from PTI)