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Rajasthan BJP boycotts the Governor's address in Assembly

jaipur Updated: Jan 03, 2009 17:46 IST

The opposition BJP boycotted Governor SK Singh's address to the Rajasthan Assembly, protesting against his decision of not to sign the reservation bill passed during its regime.

Party MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Vasundhara Raje Scindia walked out of the House as soon as the Governor rose to address the newly-elected members of the 13th state Assembly.

Deputy opposition leader of the BJP, Ghanshyam Tiwari interrupted Singh during his address saying that the Governor has insulted the house by not signing the reservation bill which accorded reservation to the Gurjars and economically backward classes of the state.

He said that the bill had been lying in the Governor's office for the past six months.

Tiwari was supported by BJP chief whip Rajendra Rathore and former home minister Gulab Chand Kataria.

Congress chief whip Virendra Beniwal objected the opposition's move saying that it was not proper to interrupt the Governor in such a manner.

The house plunged into din for eleven minutes before the Singh resumed his address in absence of saffron party members.