Guj porngate: Cong MLAs suspended from Assembly
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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 00:53
  
Ahmedabad: All the Congress MLAs were on Thursday suspended from the Gujarat Assembly for disrupting the House, seeking dismissal of two BJP MLAs accused of watching obscene video clips during the proceedings.

During the second session of the day, Minister of State for Legislative affairs Pradeepsinh Jadeja raised a point of order against Congress members who were shouting slogans against the MLAs Shankar Chaudhary and Jetha Bharvad.

The point of order was supported by the Cabinet minister for Legislative affairs Dilip Sanghani and the chief whip of BJP Pankaj Desai.

Jadeja alleged that the Congress members have been stalling the House proceedings since morning which has led to three adjournments.

He further said that the Congress MLAs were not only dishonouring the House by sloganeering and leaving their respective seats, but also attempting to put it out of order by disrupting the discussion on the private members' bills.

Sanghani alleged that the Congress has taken the House to ransom since morning. The point of order to suspend all the Congress members was put to voice vote and passed with majority.

However, Congress members refused to leave the House and entered into the Well and had to be forced out by Assembly sergeants following which it was adjourned for 15 minutes.

Earlier, the Assembly was adjourned thrice as Opposition Congress continued to disrupt the proceedings with their demand to dismiss the accused duo.

Senior Congress leader Siddharth Patel after coming out of the House said that they have demanded dismissal of the Chaudhary and Bharvad for the rest of the session.

If they can suspend the Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil for frivolous reasons, these people have dishonoured the House, Patel alleged, adding that the Speaker is yet to reply to their demands.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 20:04


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