Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik) member Rajesh Ranjan on Thursday created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha while demanding “special category status” for Bihar. He was reprimanded by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who asked him to apologise.

As soon as the House took up the Question Hour, Mr. Ranjan, who is also known as Pappu Yadav, rushed to the Well shouting slogans. He was wearing an apron with a message “
yachna nahin, rann hoga
(no more pleas, there will be a war now)”, seeking special category status for Bihar.

He hurled papers towards the Treasury Benches, which led to a war of words between him and Union Minister Anupriya Patel. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ananth Kumar went to the Well to convince Mr. Yadav to return to his seat.

An angry Speaker warned the MP against disrupting the House proceedings and said she would force him out of the House. Later Ms. Mahajan told him, “Your behaviour was very bad today. It should not be repeated.”

Tendering his apology, Mr. Ranjan said he took recourse to such a behaviour to raise an important issue concerning Bihar where people are suffering on account of drought and floods.

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