Kolkata: A notice on breach of privilege
and contempt of the House was Friday moved against three MLAs
of opposition Trinamool Congress for obstructing Speaker H A
Halim in the Assembly.
The breach of privilege under Rule 226 was moved by
RSP member Tapan Hore against Trinamool Congress members
Firhad Hakim, Arup Biswas and Dibyendu Adhikary.
Demanding termination of their membership, Hore said
that their conduct was unbecoming and derogatory.
Trinamool Congress members, who were not present in
the House, entered while Hore was moving the motion and began
shouting along with Congress and SUCI members.
Opposing the motion, CLP leader Manas Bhunia said that
the chief minister should have been present in the House
Bhunia alleged that yesterday`s incident was a fallout
of the behaviour of ruling party members.
Trinamool Congress member Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said
the opposition had every right to protest against the chief
minister`s absence in the House.
Debabrata Sarkar (SUCI) also opposed the motion
describing it as inconsistent.
Halim fell ill yesterday and was administered oxygen
after he suffered breathlessness when Trinamool Congress
member Arup Biswas tried to prevent him from leaving the House
after its adjournment for the day.