Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Saturday witnessed protests for the second consecutive day over the
corruption issue, with opposition members trooping into the
well and raising slogans after Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone
refused to adjourn the House.
Following the disruption in the Question Hour, the
Speaker said the debate on corruption would be held today.
As the Assembly began, opposition PDP led by Mehbooba
Mufti demanded adjournment of the Question Hour and a debate
over the issue of corruption, nepotism and favouritism in the
wake of notices issued by the State Accountability Commission
to the Chief Minister and several cabinet ministers.
When the Speaker refused to adjourn the House, the PDP
legislators resorted to anti-government slogans.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah intervened and said the
government is equally concerned about corruption. It has also
been mentioned in the Governor`s address, he said.
He reminded the Opposition that during the Business
Advisory Committee meeting in which the PDP had also
participated, it was agreed that Question Hour was vital for
raising public issues.