Bhopal: Opposition Congress on Tuesday boycotted
the special session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly, which was
called by the government to discuss development in the state,
saying the procedure adopted was "unconstitutional".
Congress legislators, led by deputy leader of Congress
Legislature Party Choudhry Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi, walked
into the Assembly premises in a procession.
They staged a sit-in on the Assembly stairs where slogans
were raised against the BJP government led by Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
BSP members too boycotted the special session by staging
a separate sit-in in front of the entry gate of the Assembly.
Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh told reporters that they
had boycotted the session as it was "unconstitutional".
"It cannot be termed as a special session as such a
session can be called only during emergency situations like
drought, war or any other natural calamity and not just to
discuss development," he said.
The Congress is not against development, but the
procedure adopted by the government is unconstitutional, he