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NEW DELHI:  The controversy over the Lalit Modi issue is increasing with each passing day. Following a continuous protest from all of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers in the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday picked up the opportunity to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the row.

Major disruptions were witnessed in the House where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) enjoys a big majority as the BJP lawmakers demanded his word on former Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar’s who is presently in jail for allegedly faking his degree.

Amid major chaos, BJP legislator OP Sharma got up from his chair and went up to Kejriwal and shouted, “We demand an explanation.”

Responding to the demands for explanation, the CM did respond while hitting back with a reference to the Lalit Modi controversy that has engulfed the BJP-led government at the Centre.

“Mujhe dhoke mein rakha gaya (I was kept in the dark), but now I have taken strict action against my MLA…I now request Mr. Modiji should also take action against Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje in Lalit Mofi row,” he said.

The marshals caught hold of the BJP legislator who continued to shout and dragged him out of the House. After few minutes, the BJP lawmaker returned, only to be marshaled out again.

After losing its one member, the two-member group of the BJP in the Assembly decided to sit in the centre of the House and protest

First Published | 23 June 2015 4:41 PM
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