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Jamuna: Introduce Bill after EC decision

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 14:09 IST

LEADER OF the Opposition in the State Assembly Jamuna Devi has opposed the introduction of a proposed amendment Bill in the State Assembly’s winter session and said the Bill should be brought in the House only after the Election Commission had heard her complaint on the office of profit issue against nine ministers of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Cabinet.

The Election Commission will hear Jamuna Devi’s complaint on November 7. The proposed bill aims to take the posts of chairpersons of Sate undertakings out of the purview of the Office of Profit Act.

Addressing a press conference in the Press Room of the State Assembly on Friday, Jamuna Devi said that it would be improper to introduce a Bill on the issue before the Election Commission decision.

“How can a Bill to bring the post of chairpersons of State undertakings out of the purview of Office of Profit be taken up while the matter is before the Election Commission,’’ she asked.

Jamuna Devi further said that she would file an objection with the Election Commission on the issue. She said the State Government was in a hurry to pass the proposed Bill before the Election Commission hearing on her complaint against several ministers of the Chouhan Cabinet.

The Election Commission will hear the complaint against ministers on November 7. They include Babulal Gaur, Gopal Bhargava, Jagdish Deora, Tukojirao Puar, Ramakant Tiwari, Rustam Singh, Chaudhary Chandrabhan Singh, Vijay Shah and Yashodhara Raje Scindia and BJP MLAs Laxman Singh Gaud, Lal Singh Arya and Shivraj Shah.

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