Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Question Hour lost amid BJP, BSP protest

Heated exchanges took place between the BJP’s officiating leader Satish Mahana and parliamentary affairs minister Azam Khan. Heated exchanges took place between the BJP’s officiating leader Satish Mahana and parliamentary affairs minister Azam Khan.
Express News Service | Lucknow | Posted: June 21, 2014 6:19 am

BJP legislators stalled proceedings of the Assembly during Question Hour Friday. BSP members, however, staged a walkout during the Question Hour.

Heated exchanges took place between the BJP’s officiating leader Satish Mahana and parliamentary affairs minister Azam Khan. As the House assembled, BJP members were already in the well.

Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya raised the issue of deteriorating law and order situation in the state and staged a walkout blaming the Samajwadi Party for being hand-in-glove with the BJP for disruption.

Later, the BJP’s Satish Mahana stated that their notice under Rule 311 should be accepted, which was denied by Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey.

Blaming the BJP, SP’s Azam Khan said black money in Swiss Bank increased after the BJP assumed power at the Centre.
“Everybody wants to know whose money is it, they should clarify it,” he said.

BJP members responded by raising slogans: “Azam ki goondagardi nahin chalegi.”

Amid the sloganeering, Satish Mahana said: “Yesterday, Azam Khan had threatened us. We had given the reply outside the House as they lost the Lok Sabha polls. Now, we will also give a reply inside the House.”

Azam responded: “We are committed to maintaining  law and order both inside and outside the House.”

Amid the pandemonium, the Speaker adjourned the house for 30 minutes, which was later extended till 12:20 pm while the Question Hour was lost.

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