Bahra University

Monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha begins on the noisy note as opposition staged walkout from the House, demanding resignation of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over the Congress debacle in the state in the Lok Sabha elections.

Immediately after the obituary references for six former members who died earlier, BJP Shimla legislature Suresh Bhardwaj asked chief minister Virbhadra Singh to quit as his party had lost mandate in the Lok Sabha elections.

Bhardwaj said the BJP got mandate in 59 out of the 68 assembly segments in the Lok Sabha elections and even the Chief Minister didn’t get lead in his home (assembly) constituency.

However, when Vidhan Sabha Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail didn’t allow the issue to be raised, saying that no notice for it had been given, the BJP members started raising slogans.

As the speaker proceeded with the business listed for the day, the BJP lawmakers staged a walkout from the house.

Health Minister Kaul Singh condemn the walkout and termed it uncalled and unfortunate. He stated the electorates had given Congress mandate in 2012 assembly elections and that is enough to run the government.