Kashmir-Council PDP MLC marshalled out from J-K Legislative Council
Opposition PDP MLC Murtaza Khan was today marshalled out from the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council after he entered into a verbal duel with Leader of the House over the issue of corruption.Updated: Feb 24, 2012 15:06 IST
Opposition PDP MLC Murtaza Khan was marshalled out from the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Friday after he entered into a verbal duel with Leader of the House over the issue of corruption.
Khan along with the PDP Legislators trooped into the well of the House soon after the proceedings of the Council began today and called for adjournment of the Question Hour and demanded debate over the high level corruption in the state government.
As the Chairman Amrit Malhotra refused suspension of the Question Hour terming it as the most important for raising of public issues PDP MLCs resorted to anti-government sloganeering alleging that ministers were involved in high level of corruption.
As the Question Hour began amid protests and noisy scenes Congress Legislator Ravinder Sharma sked Khan not to disturb the proceedings and allow him to raise the issue of public importance. Khan entered into the verbal dual with Sharma and later with the Leader of the House Minister for Sports RS Chib. "Who are you" Murtaza told Chib who told him "I am Leader of the House".
As high pitched arguments continued Chib asked the Chairman to remove him from the House for disrupting the proceedings and using unparliamentary language. He was joined by members of the treasury bench who stood up and demanded his removal from the House.
Ajay Sadhotra of National Conference (NC) also demanded his suspension from the House for his comments. Later Chairman asked him to be marshalled out and it was subsequently done by the marshals following which other PDP members staged a walkout from the House in protest.
The Chairman later said that he will call a business advisory committee meeting wherein a decision would be taken that question hour shall not be disrupted or suspended at all.
First Published: Feb 24, 2012 15:02 IST