New Delhi : Not to be outdone by parliamentarians and legislators, councillors in the Indian capital Monday exchanged blows plunging the Town Hall into turmoil.
Angry over not being allowed to express their views during routine discussions, councillors of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) rushed towards Mayor Aarti Mehra. Councillors of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) objected to this, leading to a physical confrontation.
BSP’s Satpal and BJP’s Ramesh Chauhan got into a physical fight and many members from both sides soon joined them.
In the 272-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), BJP has 164 councillors while BSP has 15.
Thanks to their numerical strength, a group of the BJP members managed to push the BSP councillors out the house.
The mayor later adjourned the house for the day.
This was not the first time when elected representatives in India exchanged blows, as parliament and the assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh among other states have witnessed similar scenes.