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Deadlock in Rajasthan Assembly continues, adjourned two times

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 21:48

Jaipur: Deadlock continued on Tuesday in the
Rajasthan Assembly with ruling Congress members disrupting the
House proceedings, leading to two adjournments over an alleged
threat by Leader of Opposition Vasundhara Raje to Congress MLA
Raghu Sharma.

As soon as the House assembled with the Question Hour,
Sharma protested vociferously and demanded an apology from
Raje. Rajasthan Forest and Environment Minister Ramlal Jaat
and other congress MLAs also protested against the alleged
Sharma had accused Raje, the former Rajasthan Chief
Minister, of threatening him on March 16 near the Assembly`s

"Raje called me in front of several MLAs and
threatened to see me later for raising my voice against her in
the House," Sharma had alleged.

However, Raje has refuted the charge in the House.
After three minutes of pandemonium and unruly scenes
by the ruling party members today, Speaker Deependra Singh
Shekhawat adjourned the House for an hour.

On resumption, the situation remained the same,
following which Shekhawat adjourned the House for another

The House reassembled with the same situation again
but this time Chairman O P Yadav ignored the chaos and took up
legislative works listed in the business.

BJP Whip Rajendra Rathore, BJP MLA Vasudev Devnani
appealed to Yadav to bring the House in order but the
situation remained unchanged following which the entire
Opposition boycotted the Assembly.

Simultaneously, amid din, the House passed Rajasthan
Municipal (Amend) Bill 2011, Reffles University Neemrana
(Alwar) Bill 2011, Teachers and Officers of Rajasthan
University (selection for recruitment) (amend) Bill 2011 and
the demands for grants for police, jail and social security
before Yadav adjourned the House for the day.

Later, Opposition leaders led by Raje headed towards
Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum to Governor Shivraj Patil,
complaining against Congress` unwillingness to let the House


First Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 21:48
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