Four MLAs, MP, 100 sarpanchs arrested
Jaipur: Four MLAs, an MP and over 100
village heads were on Friday detained ahead of their march to
Rajasthan Assembly demanding abolition of contractual system
and social auditing in MNREGA, police said.
As soon as the Legislative Assembly began at 1100 hours
after a day's break, the Speaker Dipender Singh Shekhawat
informed the House that four MLAs R S Rathore, Om Birla,
Amraram and Pawan Duggar were detained for allegedly provoking
thousands of uncontrolled protestors last night.
Immediately after the news of the arrest spread, the
Opposition led by the Deputy Leader G S Tiwari started raising
The Question Hour which began amid acrimony was adjourned
after 13 minutes.
The IG-Jaipur Range B L Soni said that Lok Sabha MP
Kirorilal Meena and two hundred protestors, including 100
elected sarpanchs (village heads) were also detained.
The Assembly and Secretariat were barricaded and entry
was restricted at all points, the SP said.