Watch! Not allowed to speak, BJP's Vijender Gupta stands on a bench to protest

Jun 10, 2016, 18:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

High drama ensued during pecial session on MPD (Master Plan of Delhi) when BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition, Vijendra Gupta on Friday stood on the bench in protest against the Speaker for allegedly not giving him a chance to speak.

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Gupta, who was not allowed to voice his opinion then lost his cool resulting in unruly scenes he perched atop a desk after being denied a calling attention motion on the matter by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reacting to the incident on Twitter, described the incident as 'absolutely shocking'.

Speaker Goel termed Gupta's table-climbing act as 'unprecedented' and a 'shame'.

In the same session, Kejriwal also demanded that the Delhi government be given control over the anti-corruption branch to ensure a fair probe into an alleged water tanker scam during Sheila Dikshit's tenure, after BJP raked up the issue in the Assembly.

In his response, Kejriwal lashed out at Gupta and said his government was not in a position to investigate the issue, which was mentioned in a fact-finding report submitted by Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra, as the Centre had taken over the ACB using 'paramilitary forces'.

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