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MP Assembly adjourned sine die following uproar

The members demanded resignations of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 17:25 IST

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned sine die on Friday amidst uproarious scenes, as Congress members repeatedly stormed the Well.

The members demanded resignations of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, nine ministers and BJP MLAs, for allegedly holding dual offices of profits.

The office of profit issue rocked the House during Question Hour when Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi sought a debate on it.

The leader alleged a "constitutional crisis" in the state with Chouhan, his ministerial colleagues and BJP MLAs holding different posts.

Soon after the House met after paying homage to departed leaders including veteran freedom fighter GS Dhillon, Congress members stormed the Well with their demand prompting Speaker Ishwardas Rohani to adjourn it again for 10 minutes.

As protests continued when the House reassembled, the speaker adjourned it till 11.30 am.

Jamuna Devi, who was allowed to speak after the House met again amidst protests from the Treasury bench, accused Chouhan of holding the Lok Sabha membership, while occupying the office of Chief Minister.

Apart from Chouhan, state ministers were holding offices of Chairpersons of various boards and corporations and BJP MLAs enjoyed perks as members of Panch-J committee, she alleged, demanding their resignation taking cue from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

The House again plunged into turmoil as Congress members stormed the well and raised anti-government slogans when Rohani disallowed a debate on the issue.

Amidst slogan-raising by the Congress camp, Speaker completed day's business including passage of four bills, before adjourning the House sine die.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 17:25 IST