Din in Chhattisgarh House over "saffronisation" process
The Chhattisgarh Assembly witnessed pandemonium on Wednesday with the Opposition Congress slamming the BJP Government over its decision allowing the state service employees to attend RSS camps, alleging it was part of "saffronisation" process.
Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Assembly witnessed pandemonium on Wednesday with the Opposition Congress slamming the BJP Government over its decision allowing the state service employees to attend RSS camps, alleging it was part of "saffronisation" process.
While the Congress members walked out of the House shouting "saffronisation will not be allowed" and "stop saffronisation", the BJP members countered them by shouting 'Jai Sri Ram'.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Amit Jogi and Satyanarayan Sharma (Congress) sought a discussion on the issue.
"The State Government has allowed its employees to join the RSS. It is a question of faith in the Constitution. How can the State Government call the RSS a non-political outfit?" Jogi asked.
Supporting Jogi, Sharma and other Congress members said it was a very serious matter and 'saffronisation' of the administration would not be allowed.
As they kept on demanding a discussion on the issue, Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal said he had received their proposal for discussion and he will consider it.
Unhappy with the ruling, Congress members sought an immediate discussion but the Speaker turned down their demand, following which they walked out from the House shouting slogans.
Countering the Congress legislators, BJP MLA Mahesh Gagda and others then started shouting 'Jai Sri Ram'.
The Raman Singh Government had last month revoked the ban, imposed before Chhattisgarh was formed by bifurcating Madhya Pradesh in 2000, on Government employees participating in the activities of RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP.
However, the ban on employees participating in political activities is still in force.