Gandhinagar: Gujarat Legislative Assembly
was on Monday adjourned by Speaker Ganpat Vasava for 20 minutes
after an uproar by the Opposition Congress demanding a `Zero
Congress raised the demand for Zero Hour for discussion
on death of over 150 persons due to leptospirosis in south
It also wanted a discussion on the issue of 23 children,
suffering from Thalassemia, getting infected with HIV virus
after blood transfusion at a government hospital at Junagadh
However, Speaker Vasava rejected the Congress` demand
leading to an uproar in the House. Congress MLAs shouted
slogans against the Narendra Modi government and also threw
papers in the Well of the House.
Following the commotion, the Speaker adjourned the House
for over 20 minutes.
Talking to reporters outside the Assembly, Leader of
Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil said, "The Assembly is meeting
after a period of six months and our MLAs wanted to raise the
important issue of leptospirosis and Thalassemia children
being infected with HIV."
"But the speaker did not allow us to raise the issues in
the Zero Hour," he added.
There have been over 150 deaths due to leptospirosis in
south Gujarat region since the last week of June.