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Punish Shiv Sena legislator for ‘derogatory’ remarks: AIMIM Maharashtra MLA

Imtiyaz Jaleel

Mumbai:All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Imtiyaz Jaleel on Friday sought punishment for Shiv Sena legislator Gulabrao Patil over his usage of ‘derogatory remarks’ while referring to AIMIM leader Waris Pathan in the Assembly on March 16.

Pathan was suspended from the Assembly after refusing to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ in the Lower House. “Though the derogatory words have been expunged from the proceedings, it is not enough and Patil should be punished for his remarks,” Jaleel said in the Assembly today. AIMIM also gave a letter to the Speaker demanding withdrawal of the suspension of Pathan.

After the suspension, Pathan and Jaleel had met Speaker Haribhau Bagde and told him that “a great injustice has been done to us.”

“We told the Speaker that a great injustice has been done to us. He (Speaker) said it was the sentiment of the House which led to tabling of the resolution for suspension of Pathan,” Jaleel had said. Pathan, who represents Byculla seat in South Mumbai, was suspended through a unanimous resolution adopted by the House over his refusal to hail ‘Mother India’.

Under suspension, Pathan will not be allowed to attend the proceedings of the House till the end of ongoing Budget session. The resolution to suspend Pathan was tabled in keeping with the sentiments of the House, Minister of State for Home, Ranjit Patil had said in the Assembly.

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