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Uproar in Guj House over hooch deaths; 14 Cong MLAs suspended

The Opposition Congress on Wednesday created ruckus in the Gujarat Assembly over the death of 25 people allegedly due to hooch and staged a walk out, leading to the suspension of 14 of them for the day.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 16:30 IST

The Opposition Congress on Wednesday created ruckus in the Gujarat Assembly over the death of 25 people allegedly due to hooch and staged a walk out, leading to the suspension of 14 of them for the day.

As the House proceedings began, Congress asked the government to explain how such a tragedy could take place in Ahmedabad when such liquor is banned in the state.

Speaker Ashok Bhatt, however, said the government can give its statement on the issue after the Question Hour.

This irked Congress MLAs some of whom rushed to the well of the House while others stood up at their places and started shouting slogans against the government and Minister of State for Home Amit Shah.

Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil demanded Shah's resignation.

The Opposition members continued with their slogan shouting and some of them also threw papers towards the
Speaker's chair.

House marshals moved in to control agitated members who later walked out of the House.

The Speaker later suspended 14 Congress MLAs for the day from the Assembly for creating uproarious scenes.