Cong tries raises issue of attack on professor in Assembly
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 18:58
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.


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 18:58

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