BJP stages yet another walk out in Himachal assembly

The Opposition BJP on Tuesday staged A walk in the state assembly on the issue of reports of fresh developments in the case registered by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 30, 2016, 01:39 AM IST

Shimla: The Opposition BJP on Tuesday staged A walk in the state assembly on the issue of reports of fresh developments in the case registered by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh.

As soon as the House assembled for the day, BJP member Suresh Bhardwaj inquired about the fate of the notice for adjournment motion by two BJP members to discuss fresh details having come to the notice of ED in the case against Singh.

However, Speaker, Brij Bihari Lal Butail outrightly rejected it and said he cannot allow the adjournment motion as the matter was sub judice and investigations are underway.

Butail proceeded with the question hour but the?BJP members were unrelenting and the Leader of opposition, Prem Kumar Dhumal said no question was bigger than the?question of existence of the present state government.

Dhumal said the Speaker can use his discretion and allow discussion on it as the matter was urgent and as per the news reports, the arrest of CM was now "imminent" as there was enough proof that the documents were forged.

He said if the issue could be reported by media and the Chief Minister can speak on it outside from public stage, why can?t it be discussed in House.

Transport minister, GS Bali said the matter was sub judice and it should not be discussed in the House.

Butail refused to allow the discussion, Following rejection of the demand to discuss the issue, the BJP members who were on their legs, raised slogans and later staged a walkout.