Guj min apologises for `unparliamentary` language

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 20:42

Gandhinagar: Gujarat minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday apologised in the assembly over his alleged "unparliamentary" remarks against Congress members in the
House yesterday.

The Water Resources and Urban Development minister apologised in the House in the second half of the assembly session, before Speaker Ganpat Vasava`s ruling on the issue.
Earlier, the Gujarat`s assembly proceedings were adjourned twice in the first half, following an uproar by the Congress MLAs, demanding an apology from the minister. Many of them had raised their pitch and torn papers in the House.

The House had been adjourned on the issue twice. "I apologise for my remarks about few House members, before the ruling of Speaker has come on the issue," Patel said just after the question-answer session got over in second half of the session.

The issue had come for discussion yesterday, when Patel, during his speech on the budgetary provisions, allegedly made personal remarks against Congress MLAs C K
Raulji, Natavarsinh Thakore and Devji Fatehpara, which was "unparliamentary" as per the House rules.

Patel had allegedly told Raulji to "keep quite" saying he knew about his land on the Godhra highway and how he had obtained it. He had also allegedly used insulting language against Thakore and Fatehpara.

The Speaker had yesterday reserved his ruling on the issue saying he would review the records of the House, before deciding on it.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 20:42

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