Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Left, Trinamool MLAs scuffle in West Bengal assembly

Tempers ran high after Left members who tried to bring an adjournment motion on the mushrooming of chit funds in the state started shouting slogans


Left, Trinamool MLAs scuffle in West Bengal assembly (© Reuters)

Kolkata: The West Bengal assembly plunged into bedlam with ruling Trinamool Congress and Left members coming to blows and the Speaker suspending three Left MLAs, while three injured members were taken to hospital.

Gouranga Chatterjee, a CPM MLA who received head injuries was taken to hospital as also two TMC MLAs Mahmuda Begum who was hit in the chest and Pulok Roy who was injured in the leg. Tempers ran high after Left members who tried to bring an adjournment motion on the mushrooming of chit funds in the state rushed to Speaker Biman Banerjee's podium and started shouting slogans.

Senior ministers Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim shielded the Speaker as Left members continued to shout slogans.Subsequently a section of TMC and Left MLAs rushed to to the well and came face to face, with Chatterjee and Hakim trying to separate them.

There was pandemonium as CPM member Nazmul Haque snatched away the microphone of the Speaker who adjourned the House till 1:30pm.

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