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Heckling during Guv address 'isolated incident': Gavai

india Updated: Feb 25, 2008 18:20 IST
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Bihar Governor R S Gavai said on Monday that the heckling episode in Bihar legislature should be treated as an "isolated one", without linking it to the ruling or the Opposition parties in the state.

"The disruption of speech amidst sloganeering by some opposition MLAs during the Governor's address to Bihar legislature last week should be treated as an isolated one and was neither organised by the ruling party nor by the Opposition," Gavai said.

"Two RJD and one Left party MLA tried to disrupt the Governor's address to the House in the wake of MNS drive against North Indians particularly those from UP and Bihar in Maharashtra," Gavai told PTI.
Gavai, on a visit to the city on Monday said that both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Opposition leader in the House, Rabri Devi, have expressed regrets about the incident.

"A governor's speech to legislature is an auspicious occasion and such incidents disturb the sanctity of the House," he said adding MLAs should follow the traditions of Parliament, where the Presidential address during the Budget session is heard in rapt attention.

"MLAs have many more parliamentary and legislative devices to express their opinion but not by disrupting the Governor's address," he added.

On Raj Thackeray's outburst against North Indians, Gavai said, "this might bring troubles to Maharashtrians settled elsewhere in the country including Bihar and West Bengal."

"Now his party (MNS) is organising demonstrations to condemn the heckling incident in Bihar assembly," Gavai said adding, "his sympathies are unwanted and uncalled for."