Slipper gate: BJP wants MLA’s suspension revoked
The opposition BJP in Rajasthan on Sunday demanded revocation of suspension of its MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat, who had thrown a footwear towards Congress members during a heated exchange during the Monsoon Session of the Assembly.
Jaipur: The opposition BJP in Rajasthan on Sunday demanded revocation of suspension of its MLA Bhawani Singh
Rajawat, who had thrown a footwear towards Congress members
during a heated exchange during the Monsoon Session of the
This was stated after a meeting on the eve of the Budget
Session in which the Opposition decided to corner the
government on several issues including law and order
"In the meeting, it was proposed to demand revocation
of Rajawat`s suspension from the house proceedings for which
the leader of opposition Vasundhara Raje is meeting
Vidhansabha Speaker DS Shekhawat and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the
evening," Deputy Leader of Opposition Ghanshyam Tiwari said
after the meeting.
Rajawat was suspended for one year from the house on
August 29 last year after he was found guilty of hurling a
sandal towards Congress members following a heated exchange
with ruling party legislators during Monsoon Session.
He had hurled the shoe at the Congress members after a
ruling party MLA Raghu Sharma interrupted BJP MLA Pramila
Kundara while she was speaking in the house during the zero
Raghu had allegedly made some comments against Kundara
which led to the ugly scenes in the assembly.
Raghu Sharma is now the Government Chief Whip in the
"Several members were of the view that misuse of CBI
by the state government should be raised in the Assembly and
we would do it. Besides, Gopalgarh firing, deteriorating law
and order situation, poor governance, corruption of ministers
will be among other issues we will raise," he said.
Tiwari also said that the Opposition wanted a long
session so all efforts would be made from their side to ensure
smooth functioning of the House and no disruptions during the