J&K Assembly proceeds without opposition members

J&K Assembly conducted its proceedings without any opposition member present in the House after Peoples Democratic Party, BJP and National Panthers Party boycotted the functioning over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s speech.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday conducted its proceedings without any opposition member present in the House after Peoples Democratic Party, BJP and
National Panthers Party boycotted the functioning over Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s speech.

The BJP legislature party today decided to boycott the remaining proceedings of the House as a mark of protest against the forcible removal of the opposition members from
the Assembly and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s statement on Kashmir issue.

NPP also joined the BJP in boycotting the day`s proceedings but the legislature party leader Harsh Dev Singh said his party MLAs will participate in the proceedings
tomorrow.

Independent MLA from Bishnah Ashwini Kumar Sharma has thrown his lot behind the BJP.

The principal opposition PDP boycotted the entire session when the House met on September 30 in protest against the civilian killings during the ongoing unrest.

The saffron party had put a condition of initiating action against the erring security force personnel for their return to the proceedings.

The other members outside the National Conference-Congress coalition government -- CPI(M) MLA MY Tarigami, Independent MLAs from Langate, Kathua and Khansahib
Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Charanjit Singh and Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, respectively -- are providing outside support to the Omar Abdullah led Government.

This is for the first time during the last eight years that the Assembly has been conducted without the presence of opposition members.

Several private member resolutions and bills submitted by MLAs of PDP, BJP and NPP lapsed due to their absence.

PTI