Patna, March 29 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a BJP Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) on Wednesday assaulted his own party's Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) in the Bihar Assembly premises here.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Neeraj Bablu reportedly beat up his party's MLC Lal Babu Prasad following a heated exchange of words over some issue. A number of members of both Houses, politicians and officials watched the incident with shock, an assembly official said.
Although both Neeraj and Lal Babu told the media separately that nothing of this sort had happened, they failed to explain why the Speaker of the assembly had called them for a meeting in his official chamber.
Embarrassed over the development, senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has also called Neeraj and Lal Babu to his residence to amicably settle the issues between them.
Interestingly, Neeraj is known as "Dabang" for his muscle power and Lal Babu is one of the vocal BJP spokespersons on TV channels and is known for his proximity to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Unlike Neeraj, who was a JD-U legislator in the last assembly, Lal Babu is a champion of Hinduvta politics.