Bihar Assembly adjourns twice over privilege motion
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 21:45
Patna: Bihar assembly today witnessed an uproar over alleged misbehaviour by senior state government officials against two MLAs, including one from ruling JD(U), forcing Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary to adjourn the House twice.

Raising the issue during zero hour, JD(U) MLA Ramayan Manjhi read a privilege notice charging a sub-divisional officer of Siwan district Amresh Sah with misbehaving with him at the circuit house in Siwan Friday.

Manjhi alleged the SDO was "extremely rude" to him and even threatened him. "The officer addressed me by my caste and said I have seen so many MLAs and MPs. I will set you right," he said.

This made the members from both treasury and opposition benches furious, who sought immediate action against the SDO and a probe by the House committee.

The Speaker accepted the privilege notice, which he said was being referred to the privilege committee for submitting a report.

RJD MLA Pitambar Paswan also told the House about an incident when he was subjected to a similar experience by an IAS officer in Rosera and sought immediate action against the officer.

Several opposition MLAs from RJD, LJP, Congress and Left parties stormed the well of the House and threw a chair. As the din continued unabated, speaker adjourned the House till lunch-recess.

Opposition repeated similar scenes in the second half demanding action against SDO forcing the speaker to adjourn the house till 3 pm after it sat at 2 pm.

Later the house passed the appropriation bill presented by Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi for the financial year 2010-11 without any debate amid the din. The house was then adjourned by speaker till Monday.


First Published: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 21:45

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