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Ruckus in MCD house over supply of 'substandard' drugs in Delhi government hospitals

BJP councillors protested and demanded the arrest of Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj over the alleged supply of the drugs in the hospitals

PTI New Delhi Published 28.12.23, 03:53 PM
Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi tries to put the House in order as BJP councillors protest during the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) session against the alleged fake medicine row,

Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi tries to put the House in order as BJP councillors protest during the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) session against the alleged fake medicine row, PTI

A ruckus erupted in the MCD House meeting on Thursday as BJP councillors protested and demanded the arrest of Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj over the alleged supply of "substandard" drugs in city government hospitals.

The House was adjourned within a few minutes of starting as BJP and Congress councillors disrupted the proceedings and demanded answers on issues such as delayed salary of municipal employees, pension, and house tax, among others.

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Mayor Shelly Oberoi suspended opposition leader Raja Iqbal for 15 days along with BJP councillors Ravi Negi, Yogesh Verma and Gajendra Singh from the House.

"Due to repeated attempts of causing disruption in the House halting its proceedings, the four members of the House have been suspended for 15 days. They will not be allowed to sit in the next House if it's held before the suspension gets over," Oberoi told reporters in a press conference.

The opposition councillors held placards with slogans, "Saurabh Bharadwaj ko jail bhejo", "House tax mafi yojna laao", "kya hua tera wada, pehli tareekh ko salary kaha that".

Amid the ruckus, the mayor passed 18 proposals, postponed three and referred back two.

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