Congress stages walk-out in MP assembly

Congress members created a ruckus in the well of the MP assembly and later walked out of the house.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2012, 16:20 PM IST

Bhopal: Opposition Congress members on Monday
created a ruckus in the well of the Madhya Pradesh assembly
after they were not allowed to raise issues during the zero
hour and later walked out of the house.

Soon after the zero hour, Tulsi Silawat(Cong) asked Speaker Ishwar Das Rohanim about his adjournment motion on the
Betma gang-rape.

Similarly, Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi and Ram
Niwas Rawat of the party also made some queries about notices
sent by them over some other issues.

The Speaker replied that normally ten notices are taken
up during the zero hour and later the government sends replies
to the concerned members adding there was no tradition to
raise the kind of issues (during zero hour) the Congress
members were talking about and that they should meet him in
his chamber to get replies.

When Congress members persisted in raising the issues,
the Speaker said that the house would be run as per rules
following which the main opposition members walked into the
well of the house, raised slogans and later staged a walk-out.

PTI