Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhry on Wednesday suspended 16 Opposition MLAs for the rest of the session for their unruly behaviour in the House.
Amid chaotic scenes in the House, a slipper was also thrown at the podium of the Speaker.
State RJD President Abdul Bari Siddiqui and RJD deputy leader in the Assembly Shakeel Ahmed Khan were among those suspended.
The action against the MLAs, who were sitting on a dharna since Tuesday demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a CAG report alleged financial irregularities in the state, was taken after they disobeyed the directive of the Speaker to let the House function.
The proposal to seek the suspension of the MLAs was brought in the House by state parliamentary affairs in-charge Brijendra Prasad Yadav, which was passed by voice vote amid protests by opposition members.
Those suspended included 10 RJD MLAs, two from LJP, one each from the CPIM and CPI-ML and two independents.
The MLAs were marshalled out of the house by the watch and ward staff.
As the watch and ward staff lifted RJD MLA Bablu Dev, his colleagues rushed to his rescue. In the melee, a slipper was thrown at the podium of the Speaker.
Later the Speaker ordered that all MLAs protesting in the well of the House be marshalled out of the House.