Maha Assembly: COVID-19 norms ignored as Oppn MLAs gather to protestPTI | Mumbai | Updated: 09-03-2021 16:35 IST | Created: 09-03-2021 16:35 IST
Members of the opposition BJP who were given seats in the Maharashtra Assembly galleries as part of physical distancing came close to each other on the floor of the House, ignoring the COVID-19 norms, while protesting and shouting slogans against the state government.
Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal appealed to the members to go back to their seats and follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
The House witnessed heated arguments as the opposition and treasury benches traded charges against each other over the case of mysterious death of auto parts leader Mansukh Hiran, whose vehicle laden with explosives was found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence here last month.
The opposition members demanded suspension and arrest of assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze over his alleged role in the case.
Deputy Speaker Zirwal said in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of the Assembly's budget session has already been curtailed.
''It is not right to come so close to each other without wearing masks,'' he said.
Nana Patole (of the Congress) demanded action against the members not following rules.
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