‘Anna’ marks 1st day of Rajasthan Monsoon Session
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 15:53
Jaipur: Anna Hazare's agitation for the passage of the Jan Lokpal bill in Parliament on Tuesday rocked the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on the first day of the Monsoon Session with Opposition BJP raising the demand for a debate on the issue and staging a walk-out.

As soon as the House assembled, Leader of the Opposition Vasundhara Raje said there was an urgent need to discuss the issue of Hazare's agitation as countrywide people were on the roads expressing their desire to eradicate corruption.

She said Hazare's health was deteriorating because of his fast and the situation may worsen in the country as well as in the state. Hence, it was important to urgently discuss the issue of corruption and the ongoing agitation against it.

However, Speaker Deependra Singh Shekhawat asked her to raise this demand in the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) scheduled after adjournment and took up the listed business.

However, BJP MLAs Rajendra Singh Rathore, Kalicharan Saraf, Digambar Singh and others continued to raise the issue of Hazare after which the Opposition staged a walk-out.

Two BJP MLAs Devi Singh Bhati and Mohan Lal Gupta were seen wearing Gandhian caps with 'I am Anna' written on them.

The House was later adjourned till 11 am on Friday after paying tributes to former Tamil Nadu Governor P C Alexander, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu who was killed in a helicopter crash, former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhajan Lal, former Union Minister Daulat Ram Saran and a few former MLAs of the state who had lost their lives.

Former Jaipur royal Bhawani Singh and victims of the Mumbai bomb blast, Kalka Express accident and Mathura-Chhapra train-bus collision were also offered tributes by the members who observed two minute silence in the House.


First Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 15:53

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