Ruckus over corruption issue in Raj Assembly
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Last Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011, 20:24
Jaipur: Rajasthan Assembly was Friday adjourned for the day after Opposition members created a din and boycotted the House proceedings over their demand for a discussion on corruption issue.

As soon as the House assembled at 11 AM, CPI-M legislator Amra Ram raised the issue of Anna Hazare's movement against corruption and demanded a discussion on the issue.

BJP MLAs also joined him and created an uproar in the Assembly, saying that discussion on corruption was more important than the Question Hour.

Speaker Deependra Singh Shekhawat asked them to take their seat and let the Question Hour proceed, but the MLAs continued to disrupt the proceedings.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was ready for a discussion on the issue, following which BJP MLA Gulab Chand Kataria asked the Speaker to proceed with the discussion instead of the Question Hour.

The Speaker adjourned the House for an hour after other opposition members raised the same demand.

When the House reassembled, opposition members continued their uproar which led to another adjournment for half an hour. BJP MLAs, then, stormed into the Well demanding discussion in the House over corruption when it reassembled.

Shekhawat asked them to go back to their seat and said timing for discussion would be decided in Business Advisory Committee's (BAC) meeting, which was scheduled at 3 pm today.

But Deputy Leader of Opposition Ghanshyam Tiwari announced boycott of proceedings and moments later the House was adjourned for another hour.

In the meantime before adjournment, the government passed bills for two private universities and introduced Rajasthan Guaranteed Delivery of Public services Bill.

When the House reassembled, four more bills of private universities were passed in the absence of the Opposition and the House was adjourned for the day.


First Published: Friday, August 26, 2011, 20:24

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