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Punjab Assembly ruckus: AAP MLAs thrown out, injured

The Punjab Assembly turned into a battleground today as a few Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs clashed with security men after they were thrown out of the House for creating ruckus.

Reportedly, some of the MLAs were injured in the scuffle and taken away to hospital.

The MLAs tried to barge towards Speaker Rana KP Singh's podium but they were stopped by the marshals.

The leaders were protesting against AAP chief whip Sukhpal Khaira and LIP leader Simerjeet Singh Bains being denied entry into the Assembly premises.

AAP legislator Pirmal Singh Dhaula came out of the House with his turban in his hand and his hair open. He alleged that his turban came off during manhandling by the marshals after the Speaker ordered the removal of AAP lawmakers from the house.

"This is the worst situation for democracy. We have not witnessed such manhandling. The Congress government is to blame for it," Dhaula said after coming out of the house.

Khaira was suspended for sharing Facebook Live video of ruckus in the Punjab Assembly on June 16. Bains was also suspended after he threw paper balls at the Speaker on June 15.