Patna: A determined Opposition on Tuesday created
ruckus in the Bihar Assembly in protest against the June 3
police firing in Forbesganj, forcing the House to be adjourned
for ten minutes.
As soon as the House assembled for the day, Opposition
leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui raked up the issue of Forbesganj
firing, wanting to know the fate of the adjournment notice
sent by the opposition MLAs for a debate on the issue.
Speaker UN Choudhary asked Siddiqui to sit down and
allow the question hour to continue. "You are free to raise
the issue at an appropriate time," he said.
However, unrelenting opposition MLAs continued to create
a furore and stormed the well of the House twice.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Vijendra Prasad Yadav, said
the state government was ready to debate whatever issue the
Opposition wanted to put across but with prior permission from
the Business Advisory Committee of the House.
As noisy scenes prevailed with RJD MLAs raising slogans
in the well, Choudhary adjourned the House for ten minutes at
around 11 am.
Four persons were killed and 30 others, including 25
policemen, injured in police firing after a clash between
policemen and locals who had indulged in heavy stone-throwing
and arson on the issue of land acquisition in the industrial
area of Forbesganj in Araria district on June 3.