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?Speaker?s decision on motion inappropriate?

india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 16:37 IST
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AICC GENERAL secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday accused Speaker Ishwardas Rohani of ignoring facts and said it was inappropriate to delay debate on an adjournment notice related to public importance before ascertaining the view of members of the House.

Talking to reporters in the Vidhan Sabha premises here, Singh accused the Speaker of trying to protect the Government by delaying the adjournment motion although it was moved well in time.

Citing rules, Singh said the Speaker had no right to delay the discussion on adjournment motion moved by the Opposition but his decision to do so strengthened the suspicion that he was providing ample opportunity to the government to alter evidence.

Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi was also present.On whether the Congress was sympathising with Uma Bharti, Singh said BJP and Bharatiya Janshakti were two sides of the same coin and the Congress will continue to have ideological differences with them.

He said Uma Bharti had expressed fear of threat to her life some days back but the government ignored it leading to an attack on her and forcing her to take shelter in a temple.

The Congress leader accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of using administrative machinery to settle political scores and harassing opposition parties.

“Congress wanted to expose publicly the government through discussion but the latter wants to crush the voice of opposition by the power of majority,” he said.

On Rohani’s comment on Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi in the House, he said it was not appropriate to settle personal scores through House and the Speaker must take action against Vishnoi if he possessed some proof.

He said after receiving adjournment motion from the Opposition, the Speaker should have asked the government to present all the facts before the House. The Congress will take part in the discussion seriously and continue its fight to expose the government, he said.