New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Three BJP MLAs were marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the Budget session on Friday for interrupting Lt Governor Anil Baijal’s address with their protests over the AAP government’s “delay” in sanctioning prosecution in the JNU sedition case.Also Read - Delhi Turns Fortress Ahead of Republic Day, Over 27,000 Personnel Deployed | A Look Into Security Arrangements

Speaker Ram Niwas Goel tried to reason with the legislators, saying the LG’s address is not a part of proceedings of the House, but they did not relent. Also Read - Delhi Police Arrests Man For Molesting JNU Scholar in Campus

The three MLAs — Leader of the House Vijender Gupta, O P Sharma and Jagdish Pradhan — went to the well of the House after which Goel ordered them to be marshalled out. Also Read - Republic Day: Delhi Police Issues Travel Advisory For Parade Dress Rehearsal On Jan 22, 23. Details Here

Gupta charged the government with “delaying” the sanction for prosecution of accused in JNU sedition case.

In January, Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the sedition case registered in 2016.

Former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were also charged with allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event on the university campus on February 9, 2016 to commemorate the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

Delhi Police has sought permission from the city government for prosecution in the case. This is still pending.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.