Uproar in J-K assembly over 2014 flood relief ops; NC, Cong walk out
The opposition MLAs alleged that the ruling PDP-BJP state government has failed to provide relief to the families affected by the devastating floods.india Updated: May 28, 2016 13:52 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir assembly witnessed uproar for a second consecutive day on Saturday as the Congress and National Conference MLAs staged a walk out after the Speaker rejected adjournment motion on 2014 flood relief.
Raising slogans against alleged failure of the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to help the victims of unprecedented floods of September 2014, members of NC and the Congress party started raising slogans against the state government immediately after speaker Kavinder Gupta called the house to order.
Mufti is scheduled to make a statement in the house on Saturday to reply to opposition’s charges of failure to help flood victims and on alleged connivance to set up separate colonies for Pandit community and ex-servicemen in the Kashmir Valley.
On Friday also, there was ruckus in the assembly over Handwara unrest where five civilians were killed by security forces.
Independent legislator Engineer Rashid had on Thursday staged a protest inside the Assembly over the delay in the magisterial probe of the Handwara killings, and sought an explanation from the state government on why it was retracting on its promise of completing the enquiry within a month.
More than 200 people were killed and almost a million were dispatched for weeks in the September 2014 floods in the valley.