The opposition Trinamool Congress walked out of the West Bengal assembly for the second consecutive day today after Speaker H.A. Halim rejected their demand for a privilege motion against Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
The members of Trinamool Congress, who entered the House at the fag end of question hour, rushed to the Speaker's podium, after their demand for privilege motion was rejected by him. They shouted slogans against Halim and dubbed him an 'agent of CPI(M)'.
As Halim left amidst the din and with Robin Mandol in the chair, the members of Trinamool Congress walked out of the House and rushed to the Speaker's chamber where a heated argument took place between him and Trinamool Congress leader, Partha Chatterjee, who is the Leader of the Opposition.
Trinamool Congress had given notice of a privilege motion against the chief minister for his statement in the House that the Birbhum Superintendent of Police Rabindranath Mukherjee had been removed after the killing of CPI(M) leader Ananda Das at Nanoor district, but Home Secretary Samar Ghosh had said later it was a routine transfer. It had alleged that the chief minister had misled the House and lowered its dignity.