Cong tries raises issue of attack on professor in Assembly

Opposition Congress tried to raise the issue of manhandling of a professor in Khandwa by ABVP workers through an adjournment motion in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 18:58 PM IST

Bhopal: Opposition Congress today tried
to raise the issue of manhandling of a professor in Khandwa by
ABVP workers through an adjournment motion in the Madhya
Pradesh Assembly.

However, the Speaker, Ishwardas Rohani turned down the
motion, citing rules.

The issue was raised by the Deputy Leader of the
Congress Legislature Party (CLP), Choudhry Rakesh Singh
Chaturvedi, in the Zero Hour.

Chaturvedi said that he and other members of the CLP had
given a notice for the adjournment motion on the issue, but
the Speaker turned down the same stating it was submitted
after the deadline.

The Speaker, however, assured that he will consider the
notice of call-attention motion given on the same issue by
the Opposition.

Chaturvedi insisted on raising the issue today itself and
went up to the secretariat staff in the well in a bid to prove
that the notice was given in time. But Parliamentary Affairs
Minister Narottam Mishra strongly opposed it stating that
"pressurising" the secretariat staff was not a healthy
tradition.

Supporting Chaturvedi, Arif Aqeel, Mahendra Singh
Kalukheda and Govind Singh (all Congress) also joined in row,
and later staged a walkout.

Chaturvedi alleged the ABVP workers were creating
lawlessness in the state, and since it was a sister-outfit of
the ruling BJP, police and district administration were
keeping mum on the issue.

Some ABVP workers yesterday attacked an assistant
professor of the Government Agriculture College at Khandwa,
for allegedly having illicit relations with a hosteler.

PTI