The issue of sterilisation deaths in Chhattisgarh rocked the state Assembly on the opening day of Winter Session on Monday with main Opposition Congress mounting an attack on the BJP government over the tragedy and demanding resignation of Chief Minister Raman Singh.
The Winter Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly begins tomorrow with Congress planning to corner the ruling BJP on several issues, including the botched sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur which claimed the lives of 13 women.
Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day during the ongoing monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after the treasury bench demanded an apology from state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel for his remarks about Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal.
Chhattisgarh Assembly`s monsoon session began on a stormy note here on Monday, after Opposition Congress members were suspended for trooping into the well of the House and demanding resignation of Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal in connection with an alleged land encroachment issue.
Dissatisfied with the government`s reply on the hijacking of a train by criminals at gun point to set an undertrial prisoner free in Durg district, Opposition Congress legislators today walked out of the Chhattisgarh Assembly.
As many as 35 Congress legislators were suspended from the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Thursday for shouting slogans near the Speaker`s chair and disrupting the proceedings of the house. The suspension was revoked after 10 minutes.