A Congress MP from Gujarat, Dr Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha yesterday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state CM Narendra Modi.
Narrating the incident during zero hour, Girija Vyas said Kishor, Congress MP from Dahod, showed her pass to police and told them about her intention to go to the Gujarat Day function.
“Without seeing her pass, her hair was pulled... there are injury marks all over her body,” Girija Vyas said and accused the police of misbehaviour. “She (Kishor) repeatedly told them that she is going there (to the function) to give her congratulations,” Girija Vyas said.
She alleged that the MP was dragged for 200-300 m in the manner “thieves and dacoits” are taken away.
Referring to the presence of woman leaders in the house, Girija Vyas said Kishor should get justice.
Meanwhile Sushma Swaraj, who is Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, said the incident narrated by Girija Vyas was “serious”. The BJP leader said she will talk to the chief minister and find out “why it happened, how it happened”.
Gujarat government spokesperson Jaynarayan Vyas said Kishor had been invited for Gujarat Day function but she was bent upon staging a protest. He said if she had to give a representation to the CM, he meets MLAs and MPs from the state every Tuesday.
Jaynarayan Vyas said the district collector offered to take the representation from Kishor but it was bent upon staging a protest. “It was an administrative process. It was nearly a compulsion,” said Jaynarayan Vyas.