Pandemonium in J&K Assembly on Budget Session`s first day

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 15:37

Jammu: Pandemonium broke out in the Jammu
and Kashmir Assembly Monday with the Opposition shouting
slogans and staging a walkout during the joint address of
Governor NN Vohra to the state legislature on the opening day
of the Budget Session.

As Vohra started his address, Opposition PDP, BJP, Jammu
and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), and Jammu State
Morcha started demonstrations and sloganeering accusing the
state government of failing to check deteriorating law and
order condition, among other issues.

Harshdev Singh, Balwant Singh Mankotia and Yashpal Kundal
of JKNPP staged a walkout in the Assembly followed by 11
members of BJP.

PDP members continued their protest during the Governor`s

Mehbooba Mufti tried to disrupt Vohra`s speech and
accused Omar Abdullah government of arresting youth branding
them as "stone pelters. The state government has adopted a
stone for bullet policy...," she said.

Harshdev Singh told reporters that "there is an increase
in violence triggered by militants this year. The development
is not seen anywhere during the period of Omar Abdullah`s

The party would raise the issue of price rise, Sagir
Commission report, Delimitation Commission and surrender
policy on the floor of the House, he said.


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First Published: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 15:37

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