Gujarat Congress MLA Vimal Chudasama was on Monday evicted from the Legislative Meeting on the orders of Speaker Rajendra Trivedi for coming to the Home sporting a T-shirt. Whereas the Speaker insisted that MLAs preserve decorum and chorus from sporting a T-shirt within the Home, the opposition
Congress opposed Trivedi’s determination, claiming there was no rule prohibiting members from sporting particular garments whereas attending the Home proceedings.
Round every week again, Trivedi had requested first-time MLA Chudasama to not come to the Home sporting a T-shirt and urged him to take care subsequent time.
The Speaker was of the opinion that MLAs ought to both put on a shirt or kurta, to take care of their dignity and decorum of the Home.
When Chudasama (40), who represents the Somnath Meeting seat, once more got here to the Home sporting a T-shirt on Monday, Trivedi reminded him of his earlier instruction and requested him to return again after sporting a shirt, or a kurta, or a blazer.
Upset with the Speaker’s order, Chudasama argued there was nothing unsuitable within the T-shirt and that he even did campaigning sporting the identical outfit and received the Meeting ballot.
“I sought votes sporting a T-shirt. This T-shirt is a certificates given to me by my voters. You might be disrespecting my voters,” Chudasama advised the Speaker.
Unfazed, Trivedi insisted on a correct costume code for MLAs and requested Chudasama to go away the Home and are available again solely after altering the T-shirt with one thing formal, like a shirt.
“I do not need to understand how you approached your voters. You might be disrespecting Speaker’s order. You may’t come to the Home sporting no matter you need simply since you are an MLA. This isn’t a playground. There are protocols to comply with,” stated Trivedi.
As directed by Trivedi, three to 4 sergeants then escorted the MLA out of the Home with out utilizing any power.
After his exit, BJP minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja moved a proposal to expel Chudasama for 3 days for “arguing with the Speaker”.
Nonetheless, in a lenient method, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani withdrew the proposal and urged Congress leaders to persuade Chudasama to comply with guidelines in regards to the costume code.
“Even our minister Jayesh Radadiya used to put on T-shirt. However, he instantly modified it and got here again sporting a kurta as quickly because the Speaker identified. T-shirt would not look good contained in the Home. I urge Congress leaders to persuade Chudasama,” Rupani stated.
Coming to Chudasama’s defence, some Congress members claimed there isn’t any such rule in regards to the costume code.
“The MLAs will need to have the liberty to selected their apparel. Nowhere it’s written that MLAs cannot put on T-shirts. This can be a violation of constitutional rights,” Chief of the Opposition Paresh Dhanani claimed.
(With PTI inputs)