Second day of the session again dominated by the phone tapping issue and when speaker didn’t gave permission of debate in the house, opposition staged walkout from the house. While interacting with press, Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal revealed that State BJP was exploring all the possible legal options, including moving court into the phone tapping issue.
Dhumal blamed adamant attitude of the government for the walkout and said that if Govt allowed discussion on the issue like rechristening schemes named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the House would have run smoothly.
On the otherside Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh blamed previous BJP led Govt for the pandemonium in the house. He said that the BJP had earlier changed names of several centrally sponsored schemes, including the Rajiv Gandhi Aawas Yojna and Paprola College. He blamed opposition BJP for creating unnecessarily chaos in the house. Singh said the behaviour of the Opposition was “unjust” as the government was not shying away from a debate, but it was the Speaker, who had to take the final call on when the debate would be held.