Aam Aadmi Party, BJP Councillors Get Into Fight At Delhi's Town Hall

The mayor said the commotion lasted for about five minutes, following which he adjourned the House.

Aam Aadmi Party, BJP Councillors Get Into Fight At Delhi's Town Hall

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation House was convened at Town Hall in Old Delhi.

New Delhi:

A section of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillors got into a fight after heated arguments during a session of the saffron party-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation's House on Monday, following which a probe has been ordered, the mayor said.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) House had been convened at the Town Hall in Old Delhi, the headquarters of the erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

"Some of the members, from both the BJP and AAP, after speaking on certain issues, had heated exchange of words. And, this led to chaos in which, some of the members exchanged blows," North Delhi Mayor Adesh Gupta said.

He said the incident is really "shocking, unfortunate and shameful" and the after the probe "appropriate action" will be taken against those found guilty.

"I have ordered a probe into the incident, and as per the DMC Act, offenders may face temporary suspension from the House," Mr Gupta said.

The mayor said the commotion lasted for about five minutes, following which he adjourned the House.

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"I again convened it, but realised the matter was again getting out of hand, so finally adjourned it for the day. The fact that the Town Hall is the birthplace of MCD, makes this case more shocking," Mr Gupta said.

"The probe will be led by Leader of House Tilak Raj Kartaria, and we are also looking into the footage of the proceedings," he said.

Senior police officials said a complaint has been registered in this connection.

The NDMC is a BJP-led corporation and it has 104 members, with AAP being the opposition party. The BJP has been ruling the MCD for the last 10 years.