Jat stir rocks Haryana Assembly, 17 MLAs suspended
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Last Updated: Friday, March 09, 2012, 22:09
Chandigarh: Seventeen opposition MLAs were on Friday suspended after the ongoing Jat stir issue rocked the Haryana Assembly, which also saw INLD Secretary General Ajay Singh Chautala finding himself at the centre of the pandemonium, on the last day of Budget Session.

High drama took place in the House with ruling Congress charging opposition INLD of politicising the issue and flaring up the Jat agitation.

The House also passed a resolution, which was brought by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, against Chautala, who found himself in the thick of attacks from the treasury benches.

Immediately after the Question Hour got over in late afternoon, the opposition members, mostly those of the INLD and the BJP, tried to raise the Jat stir issue. Ruckus lasted for close to two hours.

During the Zero Hour, a verbal duel broke out between the opposition and ruling benches, with Surjewala launching a scathing attack on the INLD for trying to divide the state and flaring up the agitation.

This prompted opposition members including INLD's Ajay Chautala Ashok Arora, Rampal Majra, BJP's Krishan Pal Gujjar, Kavita Jain and Anil Vij to lodge a strong protest.

Amid chaos, state minister Satpal Sangwan got up and started to say something, which was drowned in the din.

Treasury benches, who had heard what Sangwan say, pointed towards the INLD benches and shouted "Shame, Shame".

After some noisy scenes, Speaker Kuldeep Sharma asked the members to allow Sangwan speak in the House. The House again witnessed ruling and opposition benches indulge in slogan shouting after the latter objected to the suggestion.

BJP legislator Anil Vij sought to know the status of his calling attention notice given over the Jat stir issue, to which the Speaker told him that it has been disallowed.

Sharma then called out the names of the opposition MLAs who had created ruckus in the House.


First Published: Friday, March 09, 2012, 22:09

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