New Delhi: The violence in Mumbai after a rally to denounce riots in Assam rocked the Lok Sabha on Monday with Shiv Sena and BJP members storming the Well demanding dismissal of the Maharashtra government on the issue.

Trouble started during Zero Hour with Shiv Sena members waving copies of party mouthpiece 'Saamna' which alleged that the violence was caused by "fanatic jehadis" and the state government failed to apprehend the situation.

As they stormed the Well along with some BJP members, party leader Anant Geete condemned the incidents of "fanatic youths" attacking the police and the media and even damaging a martyrs' memorial in Azad Maidan.

With the members from BJP and Shiv Sena unrelenting, the Chair adjourned the House till 2 PM.

When the House reassembled, Shiv Sena members trooped into the Well again and were joined by some BJP members who shouted slogans demanding dismissal of the Prithviraj Chavan government in the state. Maharashtra has a Congress-NCP coalition government since 1999.

Chanting slogans against the Maharashtra government, the Shiv Sena and BJP members forced Deputy Speaker Karia Munda to adjourn the House for the day.

Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Srikant Jena tabled an amendment bill amid pandemonium.

Earlier Geete asked as to why permission was granted by the state government to the Raza Academy and Awami Vikas Party to hold the rally and alleged that the state government was caught unawares about the large number of people converging for the meet.

As Geete spoke, Shiv Sena and BJP members stormed the well demanding a statement from the Prime Minister.

The situation worsened as Congress member Sanjay Nirupam, supported by his party colleagues, sought to defend the Maharashtra government.

This made Inder Singh Namdhari, who was in the Chair, to adjourn the House ahead of the lunch recess.


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