Opposition MLA climbs reporters table, boycotts house
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Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011, 16:11
  
Ranchi: Opposition MLA of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) Samresh Singh Friday climbed the house reporters' table in the Assembly and vowed not to return to the house till the end of the current session after Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto and other ruling members demanded apology from him for the 'unsavoury' act.

"I am boycotting the remaining part of the budget session as fellow house members have confronted me instead of the Speaker ordering martials to evict me," Singh, a former minister in the Babulal Marandi and Arjun Munda governments, said while leaving the Assembly.

Singh's sudden action came after the speaker allowed him to read out an adjournment motion, which was rejected, seeking a debate on water crisis and 'famine-like' situation in the state.

Annoyed over Singh mounting on the reporters' table, Mahto and several ministers and ruling MLAs vacated their seats in protest against the action even as Health Minister Hemlal Murmu proposed suspension of Singh.

Not satisfied with JVM-P's legislature party leader Pradip Yadav expressing regret over the incident, Mahto demanded an apology from Singh himself.

Expressing concern over the incident, Speaker C P Singh advised the legislators from both benches to uphold the dignity of the house and said he would never order martials to evict any MLA.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 11, 2011, 16:11


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