Shimla: Demanding discussion on the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, the opposition BJP, today on the second day of the monsoon session, again disrupted the proceeding, and resulting into the adjournment of the house.
Opposition leader Suresh Bhardwaj, immediately after the house paid obituary to former Kinnaur legislature Balwant Singh Negi, enquired about the adjournment notice moved under rule 67. Bhardwaj pleaded that in the wake of recent cases of murder and rape, the House should discuss the prevailing law and order situation in the state. However, the speaker denied adjournment and make arrangement of discussion under rule 130. Adamant on its demand, opposition started raining slogans against the government. Treasury bench and opposition also exchanged harsh words during the pandemonium and failing to control the house proceeding the speaker adjourned the house.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh accused opposition members for creating ruckus in the house and deteriorating the sanctity of the House and crossing all limits of decency by using abusive language.
Cabinet ministers Kaul Singh Thakur, Mukesh Agnihotri and Sudhir Sharma call the house disruption a pre-planned. In their joint statement, ministers stated as the state is heading for the assembly poll BJP has adopted modus operandi to create atmosphere to divert the attention of the people from the issues of state importance. They said that BJP legislators were only trying to be in the limelight and only playing politics over the name of law and order situation in the state.
Whereas opposition BJP has blamed Congress led Government for evading opposition’s and shying away from the discussion. BJP blamed the government for hiding and surpassing the facts into rape and brutal murder of school girl and as government on back foot it’s shying away from the discussion in the house. BJP also raised question over the investigation of forest guard alleged suicide case.