Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh withdraws tabling Bills pertaining to enhancement in salaries of ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, parliamentary secretaries and legislators.

The announcement regarding withdrawal of Bills was made by Chief Minister immediately after BJP MLA’s staged a walkout over the proposed amendment in the HP Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

Singh said that bill was proposed with the consensus of the BJP legislature party and in their absence it would not be appropriate to pass it. He added that though Congress has required majority in the house, but he didn’t want to do so. Singh termed the opposition walkout as unfortunate and said that in a democracy issues should be resolved through debate.