Budget Session: 9 MLAs suspended, lathicharge

Published on:04 Mar, 2015


Budget Session: 9 MLAs suspended, lathicharge

In the ongoing budget session, eight Congress MLAs including an independent legislator were suspended from the state legislative assembly for disrupting proceedings in the House, here on Tuesday.

The suspended legislators were protesting against the lathicharge on Youth Congress workers who were agitating against the Land Acquisition Bill, likely to be put to vote in the current session.

Over 30 Congress party workers, including Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot and some senior Congress leaders, were lathicharged by the local police as the agitators marched towards the legislative assembly in an attempt to gherao the House.

Pilot and over 30 Youth Congress workers including legislator Ashok Chandna sustained injuries in the lathicharge. The Congress led Opposition has been protesting against the amendments in the Land Bill calling the changes anti-farmer.

Pilot on Tuesday said that the changes brought about by the NDA government are unfortunate and have been used against the farmers. “The Bill introduced by the previous UPA government ensured that a social impact assessment was done and if the acquired land was not used for upto three years it would go back to the owner.

Pilot also said that these provisions have been done away by the NDA and even the accountability of government officials has been diluted,

The protest within the House disrupted proceedings right before Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was about to deliver her reply to the Governor’s address. The Opposition refused to calm down. The ruling party called for the suspension of the agitating legislators for the rest of the session and marshalls were called in by the Speaker to escort them out of the House. 

Src:- http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/9-mlas-suspended-from-budget-session-of-rajasthan-assembly/

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