Mumbai: The ongoing agitation in Kolhapur against levy of toll found its echo in the Legislative Assembly today with two Shiv Sena MLAs from the area being suspended and physically evicted for disrupting the proceedings.
Trouble began during the debate on the state Budget when Sena MLAs Sujit Minchekar and Rajesh Kshirsagar began shouting slogans demanding immediate scrapping of toll and a discussion on the subject in the House.
They soon climbed the Speaker’s podium and lifted the mace in protest, forcing the chair to adjourn the House for ten minutes amid the ruckus.
Later, when the House reassembled, Deputy Speaker Vasant Purke announced the suspension of Minchekar and Kshirsagar for the rest of the session.
The defiant MLAs, however, refused to leave the House and squatted on the floor, forcing the chair to call in the Marshals to evict them physically.