Cong MLAs boycott Bindal in HP assembly
Congress MLAs in Himachal assembly today announced to boycott health minister Rajeev Bindal, who has been facing allegations of corruption, in the House.chandigarh Updated: Mar 20, 2012 14:58 IST
Congress MLAs in Himachal assembly on Tuesday announced to boycott health minister Rajeev Bindal, who is facing allegations of corruption, in the House.
After demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allegations of corruption against him for six consecutive days, the Congress MLAs participated in Question Hour for the first time since the budget session began on March 9.
As the House met, opposition leader Vidya Stokes stood up and said, "We have been demanding a CBI inquiry and his removal from the cabinet, but our demands have not been accepted.
"Let the proceedings go on but we have decided to boycott him socially. We will not ask Bindal any question (in the House)."
The Congress legislators, who wore black badges as mark of protest, participated in the House proceedings.
Taking their Gandhigiri protest against corruption further, Congress legislators had on Monday donned white Gandhi caps, la Anna Hazare, in the assembly.