Oppn creates ruckus in Council over Katju remarks

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 16:15

Patna: Opposition RJD and Congress members
today created ruckus in Bihar Legislative Council over PCI
chairman Markandey Katju`s remarks against Bihar government
for allegedly undermining the freedom of press and brought an
adjournment motion seeking a debate on the issue.

After shouting slogans against the state government in
the wake of Katju`s statement, RJD and Congress MLCs led by
Roma Bharati and Jyoti raised the issue in the Council during
zero hour.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Ghulam
Ghaus and others brought an adjournment notice seeking
immediate adjournment of the House for a debate on freedom of
press.
Chairman Tarakant Jha rejected the adjournment notice
leading to uproar in the House.

Jha said the PCI chairman had already constituted a
three-member probe panel and had asked the state government to
cooperate.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 16:15

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