Ruckus in Jharkhand house against additional fuel cess

Opposition members in Jharkhand assembly today demanded withdrawal of State Road Development Fund Bill arguing the new cess would shoot up prices of petrol and diesel as Speaker C P Singh was forced to adjourn the house.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 15:02 PM IST

Ranchi: Opposition members in Jharkhand
assembly today demanded withdrawal of State Road Development
Fund Bill arguing the new cess would shoot up prices of petrol
and diesel as Speaker C P Singh was forced to adjourn the
house for 30 minutes.

As the house assembled the leader of opposition, R P
Singh, expressed concern over the bill being passed yesterday
despite an empty opposition bench and demanded its withdrawal
while CPI (ML-Liberation) MLA Vinod Kumar Singh said the
government should rightfully withdraw the bill in the interest
of public.

RJD MLA Annapurna Devi said after the bill`s assent,
prices on petrol and diesel would increase.

The speaker asked the opposition, which had yesterday
boycotted as five bills were passed by voice vote, why they
did not stay in the house and voice their opposition at that
time as done by the lone CPI-ML-Liberation MLA.

After the house re-assembled, the opposition demanded
tabling of Debasish Gupta report on the 2005/06 lease renewal
of a corporate major.

Even senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das reminded the
speaker`s direction last week asking the government to come
with the `report on Tata lease renewal`. The Speaker`s
direction came after a question of Congress MLA Bana Gupta on
the issue.

PTI