A political crisis in a key Indian state degenerated into pandemonium Tuesday (21/10) as politicians traded punches and abuse before a confidence vote was to take place.
Several ministers and the speaker of the house were hurt in the chaos, prior to a vote called to decide the fate of the Hindu nationalist government of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
LUCKNOW, INDIA 21/10
WS Uttar Pradesh State Assembly;
Chief Minister Kalyan Singh walks in;
speaker of assembly calling for order;
mps approach bench;
mps throwing missiles at each other;
mps taking shelter and running;
vs of fighting;
injured mp led out;
injured mp in van;
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