Vidhan Sabha Speaker  Girish Gautam presides over business advisory committee meeting in Vidhan Sabha  on Tuesday.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Girish Gautam presides over business advisory committee meeting in Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday.

BHOPAL: The House witnessed bedlam on Tuesday over paying tribute to the farmers who lost their lives during the agitation in Delhi.

The Congress demanded that the members pay tribute to the farmers along with other leaders who recently passed away. In his address, Leader of the Opposition Kamal Nath paid tribute to the farmers and to those who had died after consuming spurious liquor in Morena.

When Speaker Girish Gautam included the word, ‘death’, in the agenda, legislator Vijay Lakshmi Sadho said the dead farmers should have been mentioned in it. A large number of farmers had lost their lives during the agitation in Delhi, but their names had not been mentioned anywhere, which was highly condemnable, she said.

Legislator Sajjan Singh Verma said the Congress was speaking about paying tribute to the farmers. As tribute was being paid to everyone, there should not be any reason that the farmers should not be remembered, Verma said.BJP legislator Dinesh Rai said the matter pertained to Delhi. Reacting to Rai’s statement, Sadho said, “Delhi is part of India.”

Gautam, however, made it clear that there should not be any dispute over paying tribute.

Chouhan praises Vohra, Nath hails Sarang

The members of the House rose above politics at the time of paying tribute to the departed leaders. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hailed the works of former chief minister of MP Motilal Vohra.

Similarly, Leader of the Opposition Kamal Nath praised former BJP leader Kailash Sarang. Chouhan said Vohra was an extraordinary politician who would easily mix with people and solve their problems. Vorah’s contributions to development of Madhya Pradesh could not be forgotten, Chouhan said.

About Sarang, Nath said, “There are many who win elections, but there are only a few who win hearts. And Sarang won everybody’s heart.” Sarang used to meet everyone with love and affection, Nath added.

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