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Monkey menace: Delhi Assembly seeks help from municipal body

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Published : Aug 21, 2017, 4:56 am IST
Updated : Aug 21, 2017, 4:56 am IST

Mr Goel said the NDMC could shift the monkeys to some other places so that MLAs and staffers could work without fear.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel
 Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel

New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly has decided to seek the help of the municipal corporation to keep the monkey menace at its premises in check and allow MLAs work without the fear of being bitten by simians.

The move comes around 10 days after a monkey abruptly walked into the House as the legislators discussed the issue of guest teachers, leaving legislators stunned.

 

“Often, there is a risk of MLAs and employees of the Vidhan Sabha being bitten by monkeys. I will write to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) asking them to send their teams to the assembly and catch monkeys,” Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said. 

During the voting for the presidential elections too, held at the Delhi Assembly on July 17, a troop of monkeys had torn down a part of the tent erected for journalists and security personnel. Mr Goel said the NDMC could shift the monkeys to some other places so that MLAs and staffers could work without fear.

The Speaker said he had asked NDMC officials to do something in this regard earlier also.  Not just monkeys, snakes are also frequently caught slithering across the sprawling campus. Mr Goel said that security guards have spotted snakes also at least two-three times.

 

Tags: ram niwas goel, ndmc, delhi assembly, monkey menace
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi