Amid protests, J&K legislature session begins
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 15:57
Jammu: Amid protests and subsequent boycott by BJP and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), the state Assembly session began here Thursday with an address by Governor N N Vohra.

As the Governor was about to begin his address to the state Legislature, BJP MLAs, led by Jugal Kishore resorted to anti-government sloganeering.

They told the Governor that there was grave discrimination with Jammu region in terms of the constitution of the new Municipal Wards and local body committees.

They demanded resignations of the Ministers of Congress over the discrimination with Jammu. As the Governor ignored their speeches and started his address, they walked out of the central hall amid sloganeering and protests and boycotted the Governor's address.

"We want the resignation of the ministers of Congress for discrimination with Jammu region for new local body committees and wards, which were carved out more in Kashmir than in Jammu", BJP Legislative Party leader Jugal Kishore told reporters here.

He said that part MLAS have boycotted Governor's address in protest against the discrimination with the region on all fronts. "We will not tolerate this discrimination at all and will fight against it", he said.

Led by the JKNPP Chairman, Prof Bhim Singh, over 200 activists today marched to towards Jammu and Kashmir Assembly amid anti-government slogans to ghero the house in support of their demand for dismissal of Omar Abdullah government.

A heavy police contingent, which had barricaded the road towards Assembly and Civil Secretariat, did not allow them to move to house at Shalimar Chowk.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 15:57

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