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Probe ordered against Cong mock Assembly

Terming the mock Assembly conducted by the Congress outside the House as an "insult" to the Gujarat Assembly, the Speaker today ordered an inquiry by the Previlege Committee on the matter.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 14:55 IST

Terming the mock Assembly conducted by the Congress outside the House as an "insult" to the Gujarat Assembly, the Speaker today ordered an inquiry by the Previlege Committee on the matter.

The order was issued by Speaker Ashok Bhatt following a Point of Order raised by BJP chief whip RC Faldu in the Assembly.

Bhatt said that Previlege Committee will inquire in the matter where the Opposition Congress organised mock Assembly sessions in different parts of the state between July 10 to July 28.

"The mock Assembly sessions conducted by the Congress is a mockery of Deomcracy and an insult to the state Assembly," Bhatt said in the Assembly.

The Opposition Congress party members have been boycotting the Assembly proceedings since July 10 after their demand for extensive debate on hooch deaths in Ahmedabad was denied by the Speaker.

"What Congress has been doing cannot be termed as mock Assembly. It was nothing but a street play making mockery of the democratic process, in which the elected representatives of the state acted," Bhatt said.

"It is sad that elected representatives themselves are defaming the democratic process in a way never witnessed in history of Indian democarcy," he added.