Raj Assembly budget session begins amid protests

Jaipur: The budget session of the Rajasthan Assembly began on Monday with Governor Shivraj Patil's address amid disruptions by opposition MLAs over the issue of frost affected crops and compensation for farmers.

As Patil highlighted the achievements and public welfare initiatives of the government, CPI(M) MLA Amra Ram started shouting anti-government slogans.

Ram was joined by other CPI(M) MLAs Pema Ram and Pawan Duggal and the trio waved small bundles of damaged crops in the Assembly.

BJP MLA Hanuman Beniwal, who was suspended from the legislative party yesterday for allegedly making "derogatory" remarks against senior party leaders, also joined them.

Together they stormed into the well and shouted anti-govt slogans.

The Governor, however, continued his address.

After a brief protest, the three boycotted the session and walked out of the House.