Cong demands President`s rule in Chhattisgarh
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 22:47
Raipur: Main opposition Congress created a ruckus in the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday demanding imposition of President's rule in the state over the reported attack on villagers by security forces in Dantewada district.

Twenty-nine legislators were suspended for entering into the Well of the House but their suspension was later revoked.

As the Assembly proceedings began, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi raised the issue of arson in Tarmetla and said the party legislators who had gone to visit the area yesterday were arrested.

Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik said that the opposition members could put forth its side after the Question Hour.

To this, Leader of the Opposition Dharmajit Singh alleged that Tarmetla was not governed by the state government but by one person.

If legislators are being stopped from going to the area, then what is the point in their asking questions, he posed.

In Tarmetla, villages are being burnt, there is no facility for supply of medicines and food and journalists are being stopped from visiting the place, Singh said.

Following this Congress members raised slogans. The Speaker tried to continue the proceedings but had to adjourn the House for five minutes following noisy scenes.

When the House reassembled, Kaushik said officials from Tarmetla had informed the House about the arrest of Congress legislators and stated that they were released on personal bonds.

However, the Congress members said the information provided by the officials was wrong and the party legislators had been released without any condition.

Congress legislators began slogan-shouting once again, following which the Speaker adjourned the House for the second time.


First Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 22:47

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