Shirtless legislators in the UP assembly, slapping and beating a marshal in the J&K assembly, and manhandling a Rajya Sabha staff member - these are the scenes in India's legislative and parliamentary houses. It's also the latest in a long tradition of lawmakers indulging in heated scuffles. We bring you some of the finest and powerful punches exchanged in governments across the world over the years
Two RLD members display placards after removing their kurtas in a protest against the ruling SP government over non-payment of prices to the sugarcane farmers, during the Governor's address to the joint session in Lucknow on 19 February 2014.
Legislators Amarjeet Singh and Sudesh Sharma took off their shirts, shouting anti-government slogans for not paying the arrears of cane growers. Later addressing reporters, senior BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui justified the protests and said the Akhilesh Yadav government has forfeited the right to rule the state. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohammad Azam Khan termed the opposition behaviour as unruly and shameful.