BJP MLAs demand detailed discussion on CWG in Delhi Assembly



New Delhi: The monsoon session of Delhi Assembly on Tuesday got off to a stormy start with opposition BJP strongly protesting the alleged financial irregularities and delay in implementation of Commonwealth Games projects.

As soon as the House began proceedings, almost all the BJP MLAs rose to their seats vociferously demanding suspension of Question Hour and a detailed discussion on "financial irregularities," "corruption" and "delays" in Games projects.

Demanding special discussion on Games, Leader of Opposition V K Malhotra said, "The nation's pride is at stake and there must be special discussion on the issue, taking into consideration its seriousness."

However, Speaker Yoganand Shastri rejected the demand saying a discussion on the issue has already been scheduled after the Question Hour and there was no need for suspension of the Question Hour.

Angry at the Speaker's ruling, BJP MLAs started shouting slogans alleging "huge corruption" in all the Games projects being implemented by Delhi Government.

Three BJP MLAs also started beating stainless steel utensils to draw the attention of the Speaker.

Disallowing the protest, the Speaker asked Assembly Marshals to remove Ramesh Bidhuri, S C L Gupta and Kulwant Rana from the House.

As unrelenting BJP MLAs continued their sloganeering, the Speaker adjourned the House for 20 minutes.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of BJP workers staged a demonstration outside the Assembly demanding thorough probe into the allegation of financial irregularities and corruption in the Games projects.

The five day session of the House began by paying homage to former MLA Shiv Charan Gupta, who died recently.

PTI