Convening of spl Assembly session unconstitutional: Pachouri
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 19:18
Bhopal: Defending the decision of his party MLAs to boycott the four-day special session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly, state Congress President Suresh Pachouri today termed the entire exercise as "unconstitutional" and "pure hypocrisy".

"Instead of addressing issues of corruption, malnutrition unemployment and power crisis plaguing Madhya Pradesh, the government is holding a special session of the Assembly to discuss how to turn the state into a 'Golden State'. This is pure hypocrisy," Pachouri told reporters here.

The convening of special session of the Assembly, which began today, was "unconstitutional" and it was underway without the consent of the Opposition, he alleged.

"They want to sing praises of the state government in the special session. Instead of getting tough on corruption, the government is trying to divert the people's attention by holding it," the Congress leader said.

He claimed that a huge amount of central funds given to Madhya Pradesh for development activities had lapsed last year.

Pachouri also demanded resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and some of his cabinet colleagues facing probe by the Lokayukta over corruption issues.

He also criticised Chouhan's letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi requesting her to direct her party MLAs to attend the Assembly meeting, saying it was not right on the part of the Chief Minister to do so.


First Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 19:18

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