INLD members hold mock session

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 19:56

Chandigarh: A day after they were suspended
for remainder of the session from the Haryana Assembly, main
Opposition INLD members on Wednesday held a mock session outside the
House here.

The INLD members, who were later joined by party chief
and former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, wore black
bands around their arms to protest against their suspension.

Mohammed Illyas was elected "Speaker" of the mock
assembly.

Drawing curious onlookers, the INLD legislators lashed
out at the state government accusing it of favouring builders
and realtors.

They also alleged the law and order had deteriorated in
the state.

Chautala said the state government had hatched a
conspiracy to keep them out of the session as they wanted no
opposition at the time of passage of the Haryana Ceiling on
Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

Referring to the formation of a House Committee to look
into alleged violations by the Chautala family trusts, he said
the government was targeting its political opponents to divert
attention of the people from its own failures.

Yesterday, the Speaker suspended INLD MLAs for the rest
of the session after they disrupted proceedings demanding that
a resolution be adopted to urge the Centre to allow passage of
Jan Lokpal Bill.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 19:56

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