The fight started when Ambika Choudhary, a minister in the state's Samajwadi Party government, shouted 'shut up" at BJP MLA Upendra Tewari, who had been accusing the state government of hounding his party.
All BJP MLAs immediately stormed towards the Speaker's chair in protest and chaos broke out.
Two Samajwadi party ministers Pawan Pandey and Vinod Singh Pandit allegedly pushed two BJP MLAs who were demanding an apology for the remark.
Senior BJP leader Hukum Singh accused of inciting communal tensions with an incendiary speech at Muzaffarnagar, also allegedly got into a fight with sports minister Narad Rai.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav however offered a quick apology, "I regret the remarks of my minister. They should be removed from the records."
But he asserted that his concession did not mean that BJP MLAs booked for inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar would be spared.
Communal clashes in UP broke out after the killing of three young men in village Kawal of Muzaffarnagar, allegedly fanned by divisive local leaders and a fabricated video.
Nearly 50 were killed and 40,000 people had to be moved to relief camps as the violence continued for days.
--IBNS (Posted on 21-09-2013)