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MP Assembly adjourned sine die over Swiss woman gangrape issue

bhopal Updated: Mar 19, 2013 14:23 IST

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Madhya Pradesh Assembly was today adjourned sine die three days before schedule following ruckus and uproarious scenes created by Opposition Congress demanding resignation of Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta, on the issue of gangrape of a Swiss woman in Datia district.

As the House assembled for the day, Congress members, led by Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh, said that they are ready for the discussion on the issue only after the resignation of Home Minister.

Following this, they reached the well of the House raising slogans in chorus that Gupta must resign on the issue during the Question Hour. After five minutes, Speaker Ishwardas Rohani adjourned the House till 11 AM when the Opposition did not heed to his plea of returning to their seats.

However, after 11 AM also the same situation continued with the Opposition gunning for Gupta's resignation and Purshottam Dangi (Congress) raising the issue of damaged crops due to recent hailstorm.

He even brought a large piece of hail from the fields to the House to highlight the plight of the farmers. The Speaker then adjourned the House till 11.30 AM. When the session resumed after 11.30 AM, the Congress members again trooped into the well of the House raising slogans against the Speaker and demanding the Home Minister's resignation.

Amid uproarious scenes, the Speaker transacted the listed business and also passed 12 bills with a voice vote without any discussion. When the Opposition members did not relent on the issue, the Speaker adjourned the House sine die.