Not happy with eviction of MLA brothers: Punjab Speaker

Both MLA brothers disrupted the proceedings of the House on Friday over the water issue

By: PTI | Rupnagar | Published:September 10, 2016 6:30 pm
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Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal on Saturday said he was not happy with the eviction of the two Independent MLA brothers from the House, and was compelled to do so in order to run the proceedings without disruption.

Both MLA brothers disrupted the proceedings of the House on Friday over the water issue when tributes were to be paid to B R Ambedkar on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary celebrations in the ongoing Monsoon session of the Assembly, he said in Rupnagar.

“For smooth proceedings of the House, I was compelled to evict them from the Assembly. I am not happy with the eviction of Bains brothers,” Atwal said, adding by creating ruckus they insulted Ambedkar.

The Speaker said the Independent MLA brothers could have raised their issue at some other time and they should not have created ruckus in the House.

Independent MLA brothers Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains, who are part of Awaaz-e-Punjab front of Navjot Singh Sidhu, were “physically moved out” of the Assembly for disrupting the proceedings on Friday.

Just before the start of discussion on the contribution of Babasaheb B R Ambedkar, the Bains brothers requested the Speaker to bring a private resolution on the issue of water. Even after repeated warnings by the Speaker, they stuck to their demand.

Then Atwal ‘named’ Simarjit Singh Bains and asked the watch and ward staff to take him out of the Assembly. After this the watch and ward staff then picked both the brothers up and took them out of the House.

Atwal also said the Leader of Opposition should have spoken on Ambedkar instead he was speaking against treasury benches and alleged that several members of the House do not come prepared, and they try to make their presence felt by creating ruckus.