Women MPs of the opposition parties have alleged that they were manhandled by the marshals, while they were protesting in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Opposition MPs rushed into the well of the House soon after the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill was introduced around 6pm.
Scuffles ensued between the marshals and the MPs thereafter inside the well that led to the House being adjourned for 15 minutes.
Later, women MPs from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) alleged that they were ‘manhandled’ by the marshals in the House.
However, the government denied the allegations claiming that the marshals were instead manhandled by the opposition MPs.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi alleged that opposition members manhandled marshals amid ruckus in the Rajya Sabha.
Prahlad Joshi further demanded stringent action against the lawmakers.
“The opposition is spreading lies. Marshals can’t dare to touch MPs. They can’t even think about it. CCTV footage will establish that they are lying,” Joshi said.
Meanwhile, the government has demanded constitution of a special committee by Rajya Sabha chairman to investigate the “misbehaviour and indiscipline” by opposition members.