MP Assembly adjourned sine die as Cong, BSP protest over Vyapam

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2015 14:27 IST
Congress, BJP MLAs scuffle over Vyapam scam at Madhya Pradesh assembly in Bhopal on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Raining protests by Congress and BSP MLAs washed away the monsoon session of Madhya Pradesh state assembly. The state assembly was adjourned sine die after ruckus by the Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress MLAs in the House over the Vyapam issue.

The Assembly session started from July 20 and was slated to end on July 31 but was adjourned sine die on the third day itself.

Proceedings of the House began with BSP MLAs rushing to well of the House wearing aprons printed with Vyapam slogans. Speaker Sitasharan Sharma announced to start with the question hour. BJP MLA Narendra Singh Kushwaha stood to ask the first question between slogans being chanted by the BSP MLAs but his voice sank in the pandemonium.

Irritated Kushwaha rushed towards the well but was pacified by fellow MLAs. BSP MLAs Sheela Tyagi and Usha Choudhary alleged that Kushwaha showed them the slipper in derogatory manner. The House was then adjourned for ten minutes.

When the House reconvened, BSP MLAs remained in the well and demanded an apology by the BJP MLA. Due to the disruption, the House was adjourned again. Leader of Opposition, Satyadev Katare tried to speak but his voice too could not be heard.

Later, when the House reconvened, the supplementary budget of Rs 8,583 crore was passed hurriedly, among other businesses.

Congress MLAs staged a brief dharna inside the House followed by a dharna in assembly premises.

The parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra said, "We are always willing to participate in a healthy discussion in the House but the Opposition doesn't want to support us in running of the House."

Katare, however, said the ruling party didn't want to run the House. The Opposition wanted chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation to ensure a fair probe into the Vyapam scam.

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