RJD MLAs walk out to protest 'sermon' by minister

Patna: RJD MLAs, led by the Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddique, on Monday staged a walk-out from the Assembly after describing the Health minister Ashwini Kumar Chaube's speech as 'sermon'.

'Aap pravachan mein Baba Ramdev ki kami puri kar rahe hain.... hum chalte hai (you are giving sermon on the lines of Baba Ramdev... we are staging walk out)', Siddique said in the assembly before leading the RJD members in staging walk-out from the house.

The RJD leaders were apparently cut up with the Health minister for quoting religious scriptures and taking the name of Swami Vivekanand repeatedly to put forth his vision for health services in Bihar.

Chaube later said that the RJD leaders were nursing a grievance against him as he had visited the villages during the health awareness yatra recently to apprise the people about improvement in health services so much so that the RJD will not get more than 15-20 seats in the next Assembly polls.