Drama in House,and outside too

Mewat MLA Mohd Illyas acted as the Speaker while the ILND legislators raised the issues of (former minister) Gopal Goyal Kanda’s involvement in Geetika Sharma suicide case,Rohtak’s Apna Ghar scandal and cases against former Minister O P Jain and former Chief Paliamentary Secretary Zile Ram Sharma.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 29, 2012 2:05 am

Mewat MLA Mohd Illyas acted as the Speaker while the ILND legislators raised the issues of (former minister) Gopal Goyal Kanda’s involvement in Geetika Sharma suicide case,Rohtak’s Apna Ghar scandal and cases against former Minister O P Jain and former Chief Paliamentary Secretary Zile Ram Sharma

The three-day monsoon session of Haryana Assembly,which began on a stormy note,was adjourned sine-die on Tuesday,but not before a fair share of drama unfolded in and outside the House.

While the BJP,which wanted suspended INLD members to be called back to the House,later boycotted the session,the main opposition held a mock Assembly outside the Assembly complex.

The INLD members,who were later joined by party chief and former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala,slammed the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for allegedly muzzling the voice of the opposition.

Mewat MLA Mohd Illyas acted as the Speaker while the INLD legislators raised the issues of (former minister) Gopal Goyal Kanda’s involvement in Geetika Sharma suicide case,Rohtak’s Apna Ghar scandal and cases against former Minister OP Jain and former Chief Paliamentary Secretary Zile Ram Sharma.

“The state government never wanted to face the opposition on all these issues. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda should also be booked on criminal charges for shielding Kanda. Various other ministers and Congress legislators should be put behind the bars for their criminal acts”,INLD state president,Ashok Arora,said.

After the session got over,a delegation of INLD MLAs led by Chautala submitted a memorandum to Governor Jagannath Pahadia,to apprise him of the “threat to parliamentary democracy by the systematic muzzling of the opposition by the brute majority of the ruling Congress party and the support lent to it by the Speaker.”

The INLD alleged that “the Vidhan Sabha instead of being the forum for discussing and debating public policies,has become a vehicle to approve the arbitrary decisions of the government”.

BJP pleads for INLD

When the session began on Tuesday,the BJP,led by Legislative Party leader Anil Vij pleaded to call back the INLD “for the sake of healthy democracy.”

However,the Treasury bench objected and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala,asked,“Have you switched over to the INLD?”

The Speaker too asked Vij whether he had the INLD’s mandate. “Can you give an assurance that they will withdraw the aspersions caused on the chair?,” he said,adding that Chautala needed to apologise for his and other MLAs misconduct. Vij,after having a word with the INLD MLAs during the Question Hour said that Chautala has agreed to take back his words provided the condemnation resolution passed against him is taken back.

But the speaker turned down his plea,saying that the resolution has been passed by the House.

The Speaker while giving his ruling,said “…a member has suggested that the MLAs be called back. If any member defies the Chair,it is not disrespect to the Chair alone,but to the entire House”.

Disruption INLD’s only agenda: Hooda

When asked to comment on the memorandum submitted by the INLD to Governor Jagannath Pahadia,Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda,said,that the opposition has made it a habit to create hindrances in the development of the state.

“Our agenda is to take the state on the path of progress path by holding healthy discussions in the assembly. On the other hand,the INLD has no agenda,but to disrupt the proceedings and create ruckus. Passing casteist remarks and casting aspersions on the Chair,is all that they did (during the session),” Hooda said.

Referring to the mock session held by the INLD,said that they had been sitting on similar “dharnas” for the last eight years.

Vij leads walkout,boycott

Later,during the zero hour,Vij asked Speaker about the fate of calling attention motion notice given by the party on the Rewari issue wherein police had opened fire on farmers sitting on a dharna in protest against acquisition of their land.

After the Speaker told him that the notice for calling attention motion had been disallowed,Vij pointed out that the adjournment motion notice given by the party on the (former minister) Gopal Kanda issue was also turned down by the Chair on the opening day of the monsoon session. Stating that the BJP was not being allowed to raise important issues,Vij and and other BJP members walked out of the House boycotting the part of the proceedings. Later,talking to media Vij said the ruling Congress government had failed in its duty to hand Kanda over to Delhi police and is now afraid of facing the issue. “They rejected it saying it is out of Haryana jurisdiction. The resolution on Apna Ghar was rejected on the premise that the matter was sub-judice. Then how come they want to discuss Chautalas’ properties and other cases that are sub-judice?” he asked.

Surjewala speak

Mahendergarh’s Madavgarh Fort,Narnaul to be developed as a tourist complexes.

Convention centres are being set up at Red Bishop complex,Panchkula (Rs 7 crore),Yamunanagar (Rs 4.45 crore) and Hisar (Rs 7.17 crore).

Tourist complexes at Yamunanagar,Hisar and Sirsa were being developed as motels.

Efforts being made to set up tourist complex near Kaithal after availability of land. Six additional rooms were being constructed in the Koyal Tourist Complex,Kaithal.

A scheme to develop a tourist complex at Fatehabad on PPP mode was under consideration because of the nuclear power plant coming up in the district.

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