Two MPs involved in punch-up, both tell different story

The incident took place in a Bratislava night club.

SaS MP Jana Bittó CigánikováSaS MP Jana Bittó Cigániková (Source: TASR)

Police in Bratislava are dealing with allegations of assault after a violent fracas between two female MPs, Jana Bittó Cigániková of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Romana Tabák from the Sme Rodina party. The former has filed a lawsuit against the latter for physical assault in a night club in the capital. The incident took place on the evening of Friday, September 23, Cigániková reported in a post on social media.

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Tabák admits to having struck the SaS MP in the club, but claims she did so in self-defence. She is calling on Cigániková to step down as head of the parliamentary committee on health.

The city police have not provided any more detailed information.

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Filed a lawsuit

In an interview with the Sme daily, Cigániková said she was attending a concert in a Bratislava club on Friday evening together with friends, including her husband. After the concert she went to a VIP section to talk to the musicians and unexpectedly encountered Tabák.

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