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J&K Assembly adjourned after protests

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:40

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was on Thursday adjourned for 15 minutes after ruling Congress members disrupted the proceedings on the issue of cross-voting by BJP MLAs during legislative council polls earlier this year.

BJP leaders also protested in the House, demanding that the Speaker reveal the names of the people involved in the 2006 sex scandal while opposition Panthers Party demanded the dismissal of the government, saying its coalition partner
Congress was protesting against its own government.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone had recently said that the seven BJP MLAs, suspended by the party for cross-voting during the Legislative Council polls, will continue as members of the House till the High Court
gives its verdict.

Seven BJP members were found to have voted against the party candidate during the Legislative Council elections.

While senior leader and former Union minister Chaman Lal Gupta was expelled from the party, the other six MLAs were suspended. Gupta has moved the High Court against his expulsion and disqualification notice sent by the party to
the Assembly.


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:40
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