BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 17:20

Patna: Opposition BJP on Wednesday created ruckus in Bihar Assembly over denial of chance to one of its members to ask a question in the House.

BJP members were on their feet right protesting the police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers yesterday.
In the ensuing din the Speaker, who read out names of BJP MLA Achutanand for asking his short notice question, could not spot him and proceeded to the next item on the business.

When the member insisted he was very much present in the House and even stood up to ask the question, the Speaker said since the House has moved to another question he could not be given a second chance.

On this the BJP members trooped into the well and protested.

BJP chief Whip Arun Kumar Sinha and Binod Narayan Jha urged the chair to allow the member to ask question.

Jha said if the Chair did not give chance to ask question, BJP members would think justice has not been done with them.

Senior minister Vijay Chaudhary said the government has no problem in answering questions of the opposition but a rule is rule.

With BJP members refusing to withdraw, the Speaker adjourned the question for a future date which satisfied them.

Minister Chaudhary said the government respects decision of the Chair adjourning the question.

On this RJD members Bhai Birendra and Dinesh Kumar Singh said in similar situation earlier the Chair did not favour them. They shouted the RJD members voice should not be "trampled" due to less number of Legislators in the House.
After some time, the House again witnessed pandemonium when BJP members entered into well after rejection of adjournment notice of Prem kumar over police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers in Patna yesterday.

The BJP members shouted anti-government slogans. With the situation showing no signs of improving, the House was adjourned till 2 PM.

Later, Education minister Brishen Patel told reporters outside the Assembly that there was no reason for a handful of fixed pay teachers holding agitation when the government has already said it was in favour of increasing their honorarium.

He alleged that these handful of teachers have fallen prey to "dirty" politics of opposition against the government.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 17:20

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