Fresh ED revelations create fervour in HP Assembly

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    The fresh revelation made by the Enforcement Directorate and subsequent media coverage on the issue today, created fervour in Himachal Pradesh Assembly during the budget session when BJP made an attempt to raise the issue waiving copies of newspapers in the House.

    As the House commenced for the day, proceeding BJP Chief Whip demanded the chair to allow them to raise the issue postponing the business to be transacted today. However, Speaker Brij Behari Lal Butail said that the matter could not be allowed to discuss in the House as it is prejudice.

    The leader of Opposition Mr.Prem Kumar Dhumal also demanded that ED had attached the property of Chief Minister in the money laundering case, however still the house in the session is not being allowed to inform on the issue and it should have been allowed on the priority.

    When the speaker turned down the Opposition move, they again resorted walkout from the house and boycotted the Question Hour. The HP Chief Minister who was very much present in the State Assembly complex did not join the proceeding during fervour on the issue. However, he later interacted with the media persons in his chamber.

    The guard of State Government was taken by IPH Minister Ms. Vidya Stokes in the absence of Chief Minister in the House, however she did not react on the issue.

    Earlier the Speaker tried to defend his stand for rejecting opposition notice on the issue in the house stating that he had stated in the assembly yesterday that the issue is under consideration of ED and being probed by the High court. He said that it was not proper to plunge on the matter and to allow discuss it at this stage.

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