Ruckus in House over ‘BSP MLA sting’

The sting allegedly involved BSP MLA Sharbat Karim Ansari negotiating for a top post in a state corporation.

Written by Sanjay Singh | Dehradun | Published: November 25, 2014 2:19:35 am

ON the first day of the Winter Session, the Uttarakhand assembly witnessed uproarious scenes over a sting operation allegedly involving a BSP MLA. The sting was recently telecast on a local channel. The House was adjourned thrice in the day.

In the afternoon, the Speaker announced that a House committee would probe the sting. The sting is being related to an alleged negotiation for a top post in a state corporation.

As soon as the House assembled Monday morning, the BJP led by the Leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt, raised the sting allegedly involving BSP MLA Sharbat Karim Ansari and demanded a discussion.

Later, Speaker Govind Singh Kunjawal allowed the discussion under Rule 58 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

Ansari, who is Parliamentary Secretary under the state government, told the House that he is ready to face any enquiry, including CBI probe, in this matter. He said the allegations against him are baseless. He demanded action against those found guilty in this matter.

Speaker Kunjawal told The Indian Express that he would constitute a committee to probe the matter. “I will get the matter probed at the earliest possible,” he said.

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