Protest in Delhi Assembly over price rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 16:19

New Delhi: Delhi Assembly was Tuesday
adjourned for 20 minutes following vociferous protest by BJP
members who demanded bringing an adjournment motion on the
issue of price rise.

As soon as the assembly convened, senior BJP member V
K Malhotra requested Speaker Yoganand Shastri to allow the
adjournment motion on the issue of price rise following which

several Congress MLAs opposed it.

Immediately, all the BJP MLAs stood up and started
giving anti-government slogans, accusing the Sheila Dikshit
led dispensation of doing nothing to rein in price rise of
essential commodities.

"At a time when all the people in the city are
affected by back breaking price rise of essential commodities,
the chief minister says the price rise has not at all affected
the people," said opposition leader Malhotra.

As the din continued, some of the BJP MLAs came to the
well of the House demanding acceptance of the adjournment
motion. The Speaker made several attempt to pacify the MLAs.
But his appeal fell to pacify them. The Speaker finally
adjourned the House for 20 minutes.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 16:19

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