Maha Assembly adjourned for day over CVC appointment issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 14:42
  
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned for the day amid stalled proceedings over the controversial appointment of P J Thomas as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, with BJP members demanding resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on the issue.

Initially, the Lower House was adjourned for nearly an hour till the end of the Question Hour, and later when Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse rose to speak on the issue through an adjournment notice.

As soon as Khadse started speaking, Congress members Baba Siddique, Nilesh Parvekar, Amin Patel and others rushed to aisle shouting slogans. This was countered by BJP members like Girish Mahajan and others.

As the members were attempting to gather in the well below the Speaker's podium, Chavan, who was present in the House was seen asking the Congress members to move backwards.

BJP legislator Devendra Phadanvis also rushed asking his party colleagues not to step into the well.

Amidst noisy scenes, Khadse read out his adjournment notice seeking clarification from Chavan who was the Minister of State in PMO when Thomas was appointed.

He also demanded a discussion on the issue in the House.

Earlier, after the House re-assembled following the first adjournment till the end of the Question Hour, BJP members shouted slogans demanding resignation of the Chief Minister.

As soon as the House assembled for the day in the morning, Khadse raised the issue, to which the Speaker Dilip Walse Patil had said the matter did not pertain to the state government and hence could not be allowed.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 14:42


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