Bihar BJP suspends MLC over 'sexual harassment' charge

31 Mar 2017

BJP today suspended its Legislative Council member Lal Babu Prasad for allegedly sexually harassing a woman LJP MLC.
"Lal Babu Prasad, MLC, was suspended from the primary membership of BJP," senior BJP leader Sushil Modi said in a tweet. A show cause has also been issued by the party to Prasad, Sushil told newspersons. The chairperson of State Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh announced in the House that the matter had been referred to ethics committee of the House for probe. The chairperson said he took this decision after taking suo motu cognisance of the sordid episode in Legislative Council premises on March 29.
Singh further announced that Prasad has been removed from Council's Committee on Pollution and Environment. The episode had created a major embarassment for BJP and NDA. Ruling Grand Alliance MLCs had on Thursday raised in the Legislative Council the issue of a BJP MLA reportedly thrashing a party MLC for "sexually harassing" the former's wife who is an LJP MLC. (PTI)