Opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh assembly today staged out protest seeking adjournment motion over CBI probes against Chief Minister, transfers on the fake DO letters (Draft Order) and non availability of ration in PDS depots in the state and other issues.
Soon after commencing of winter session at Dharamshala this afternoon, BJP members were on their toes seeking ruling on their notice over adjournment motion.
Showing inability to allow the adjournment, Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail said that he had received notice of opposition members and sought state government reply over it but he could not immediately allow to debate as there are other important issues to be listed for discussion in today’s list of business in the house.
Speaker further stated that since the matter of adjournment motion is yet to be consider by the chair, therefore, opposition should take part in the question hours as number of important issues were listed for today.
Not pacifying over chair ruling Mahender Singh of BJP (Dharmour) stated that not less than debate over adjournment motion is acceptable to them as people in the state wants clarification from state as there is hue and cry on the issue of CBI probe against Chief Minister, recent transfers on the fake DO letters and missing of food items from PDS outlets and number of other issues.
BJP member Ravinder Singh Ravi (Dehra), Randhir Sharma (Naina Devi) and Rajiv Bindal (Nahan) also insisted over the adjournment alleging that reply and consent of state government is interference in the independence ruling of the chair as it is his prerogative to accept or reject the motion to bring up in the house by members.
Parliamentary affair minister Mukesh Agnihotri said that adjournment motion is not maintainable as under rule 67 in the house it should deal with one matter but opposition members had raised number of matters simultaneously, which should not be allowed or debated.
Latter Speaker said that since the adjournment motion brought by 11 members of BJP pertains to number of matters, it automatically becomes infectious and he also latter rejected the adjournment motion further agitated the opposition members as they trouped into the well of house and shouted slogan against Virbhadra Singh’s rule disrupted the house proceedings.
Nothing could be heard in the din but house completed entire business amid opposition protest before assembly adjourned for yesterday seating for more than one hour today.