BJP stalls house over CWG 'graft'
The first day of the monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly was disrupted by BJP MLAs who stalled the proceedings twice before they walked out demanding the resignation of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.Updated: Sep 05, 2012 01:15 IST
The first day of the monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly was disrupted by BJP MLAs who stalled the proceedings twice before they walked out demanding the resignation of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
Minutes after the proceedings started, opposition BJP MLAs raised the issue of a local court order pertaining to alleged graft in CWG projects and demanded that Dikshit step down since she lost the moral authority to continue in office.
"The court order shows that there is ground for investigations into Dikshit's alleged involvement in the CWG scam," said V K Malhotra, leader of the opposition.All the Congress MLAs protested against the allegation.
BJP members shouted slogans which prompted Speaker Yoganand Shastri to adjourn the House for 30 minutes. When the House re-assembled, the Speaker had to adjourn it again for another 15 minutes.
The Congress, however, rejected the demand for resignation. "The continuous shouting, chanting slogans affects the dignity of the House. They are habitual of creating a ruckus and don’t seem to be interested in conducting business smoothly. They will go all out to stall the Assembly proceedings. They are following the leaders in the Lok Sabha," said Dikshit.
The House met for the third time when BJP demanded a special discussion on the issue, which was rejected by the Speaker, following which the opposition MLAs staged a walk-out.