BJP MLA O P Sharma moves Delhi HC against suspension

The Delhi Assembly had passed the resolution against Sharma after an Ethics Committee probe recommended his expulsion for making derogatory remarks against AAP MLA Alka Lamba during the winter session.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: June 8, 2016 4:13:06 am
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BJP MLA O P Sharma has moved the Delhi High Court to challenge the Legislative Assembly resolution suspending him for two sessions. The plea, filed through advocate Nitya Sharma, is scheduled to be heard before the vacation bench of the court Wednesday.

The Delhi Assembly had passed the resolution against Sharma after an Ethics Committee probe recommended his expulsion for making derogatory remarks against AAP MLA Alka Lamba during the winter session. Sharma had claimed he had been “misquoted” and had meant to compliment Lamba for her work.

In its resolution, the Assembly had said that as Sharma had not “apologised properly” and he should be suspended for the next two sessions. With the next assembly session slated to begin on June 9, the MLA has approached the court against the suspension.

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Speaking to The Indian Express, Sharma said the allegations against him were “fabricated”. “Kejriwal and the AAP are upset about having an opposition in the Assembly. This is a way to suppress the opposition,” said the BJP leader.

The plea, which will be heard before the vacation bench of Justice Manmohan Singh Wednesday, has challenged the resolution passed by the Assembly on March 31.

“The Ethics Committee’s decision was wrong and biased because all nine members of the committee were AAP members,” said Sharma.

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