New Delhi. On Wednesday, youths named Sagar and Manoranjan created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha by jumping from the audience gallery. During the proceedings, expelled BSP MP Danish Ali told the House that the youth who behaved like this had obtained visitor passes in the name of BJP MP from Mysore, Karnataka, Pratap Simha. It is worth noting that after this entire incident, the security personnel have detained a young man for creating chaos in the House and the matter is being investigated.
Former BSP MP Danish Ali claimed that those who created unrest and ruckus inside the House had actually obtained visitor passes in the name of Pratap Simha, BJP MP from Mysore constituency in Karnataka. Simha, who is serving his second term as BJP MP from Mysore, is known for his controversial statements. In 2015, he openly criticized the Karnataka government during the Tipu Sultan birth anniversary celebrations and alleged that the government was encouraging jihadists in the state. Due to this, BJP protested against the then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
After the incident in Lok Sabha, Pratap Simha met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi to clarify his position. Simha claims that he had no knowledge about the youth using his name to obtain visitor passes. Journalist-turned-politician Pratap Simha has had a long association with controversies. Last year, he had issued a warning to demolish a bus stop on the Mysore-Uttar Pradesh road. Sinha said he had seen the bus stop on social media which resembled the dome of a mosque. He warned the officials to demolish it within three to four days, otherwise he would take action himself.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, Sansad Marg police detained a man and a woman for protesting outside Parliament House. They were reportedly releasing yellow smoke from a can. Along with this, two other youths having visitor passes created ruckus inside the Lok Sabha. Due to the incident, parliamentary proceedings were disrupted till 2 pm. Police officials said that the detained people, Neelam (42) and Amol Shinde (25), have been kept in custody in front of the building and further investigation is being done. Security has been increased in the area after the incident. It is noteworthy that on this day in 2001, terrorists associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed organizations had attacked the Parliament House complex, in which nine people were killed.