BHOPAL : The Congress MLAs created a ruckus in the Assembly on Monday over the marks-sheets and domicile certificates of the candidates selected for the post of transport constables in the state. Congress MLA Umang Singhar demanded information on transport constables’ recruitment after the Question Hour. Singhar, along with Congress MLAs, said that a copy of police verification was also sought but the government was not providing any details.

Leader of opposition Satyadev Katare said that he had asked for information on the transport constables’ recruitment from the chief minister in his speech but no information has been provided till now. Addressing the Speaker Sitasharan Sharma he said that if he was not provided the information, he would sit on dharna in the House.

Speaker suggested to him not to give threats, after which he sat on Dharna in the Well. The Congress MLAs raised slogans and protested along with Katare due to which the house was adjourned twice for ten minutes each. The demands for grants of scheduled caste, scheduled tribes development and women and child development department were passed without any discussion due to the commotion and the House was adjourned till Tuesday.

Talking to journalists, Katare said that they have three main demands: first that a CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan should face breach of privilege motion as in the book published by the BJP ‘Vyapam ka Sach’ a government note-sheet was published. Secondly, the government should provide the marks-sheets and domicile certificates of the candidates selected for the post of transport constables. The third demand was that the recruitments made under the Congress and the BJP-led governments should be probed by the CBI.

He said that a FIR should be launched in the transport constable recruitment case.  He said that these demands would be raised in the house on Tuesday.

Transport minister Bhupendra Singh said that the Congress was wasting the time of the House. He said that by obstructing the discussion on the matters related to SC, ST and the women and children the Congress has proved that they are against the people.

Cong MLAs allow discussion on calling-attention motion

The Congress MLAs had begun their protest in the Well during the zero hour. The MLAs had sat on dharna but then on the appeal of the Congress MLA Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, the BJP MLA Archana Chitnis and others they let the discussion on the calling attention to be completed and did not raise any slogan during this period.

Domicile certificates to be put on website

Transport Minister Bhupendra Singh has directed to post all recruited transport constables’ domicile certificates and marksheets on departmental website.

Singh has said that departmental processes will be made more transparent. Singh has described allegations levelled in connection with recruitment of constables in the Transport Department as baseless. He said that the department has already made available list of recruited constables’ names to media for publication. Singh said that entire recruitment process was undertaken as per rules.

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