BHOPAL : Congress MLAs on Thursday created commotion in the House demanding CBI probe in the Vyapam scam.Ruling party membersalso shouted slogans against the Congress.
When chief minister stood in the House to finish his reply, he was interrupted by MLA Ramnivas Rawat. Quoting rules, Rawat said thet the adjournment motion could be debated only for two hours and hence, it could not be held the next day.
Point of order raised by Rawat made forest minister Gaurishankar Shejwar furious who criticized the Congress for wasting time in the House.
Both the Parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra and Urban Administration Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said that debate on adjournment motion has lasted for two to three days in the past.
Opposition leader Satyadev Katare said that he was ready to listen to chief minister if orders to conduct CBI probe in Vyapam scam are given.
This statement of Katare led to commotion in the House. Congress MLAs entered the well of the House and started shouting slogans against the chief minister.
Speaker Sitasharan Sharma had to adjourn the House twice because of continued interruptions. Even after resumption of the House,, Congress members continued commotion.
The House, then, was adjourned for the whole day when CM’s written reply was tabled. Congress and BJP MLAs, after coming out of the House, leveled allegations on each other and did intensive slogan shouting.
Hitting back: We will not allow Katare to speak, threatens Narottam
Repeated interruptions by Congress members during the reply to an adjournment motion by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan was strongly resented by BJP members in Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. Parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra said in the House that if such a disturbing attitude continued by the Congress members, they would not let leader of opposition Satyadev Katare speak in the House. He said those who were shouting against CM in the House would not be able to win the next time as seeing their behaviourpeople themselves will give them a befitting reply. Reacting on Mishra’s statement, Katare said “They are free to throw us out of the House but we would not restrain without putting up our viewpoint” Sources said ruling partymembers are making a strategy not to allow Katare also to speak in the House. Many of the senior members maintain that the proceedings in the House should be conducted smoothly and in a parliamentary manner on Friday.