Four MLAs, MP, 100 sarpanchs arrested
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Last Updated: Friday, September 03, 2010, 14:34
Jaipur: Four MLAs, an MP and over 100 village heads were on Friday detained ahead of their march to Rajasthan Assembly demanding abolition of contractual system and social auditing in MNREGA, police said.

As soon as the Legislative Assembly began at 1100 hours after a day's break, the Speaker Dipender Singh Shekhawat informed the House that four MLAs R S Rathore, Om Birla, Amraram and Pawan Duggar were detained for allegedly provoking thousands of uncontrolled protestors last night.

Immediately after the news of the arrest spread, the Opposition led by the Deputy Leader G S Tiwari started raising anti-government slogans.

The Question Hour which began amid acrimony was adjourned after 13 minutes.

The IG-Jaipur Range B L Soni said that Lok Sabha MP Kirorilal Meena and two hundred protestors, including 100 elected sarpanchs (village heads) were also detained.

The Assembly and Secretariat were barricaded and entry was restricted at all points, the SP said.


First Published: Friday, September 03, 2010, 14:34

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