New Delhi: An RJD Member in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday attempted to raise the issue of alleged manhandling of Opposition MLAs in Bihar Assembly by the security forces but was disallowed by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
As soon as the House reassembled at 1103 hrs, RJD Member Manoj Kumar Jha, who along with other Members of the Opposition Bench, had given a notice to the discuss the issue, said that the democracy was shamed by the ruling party like never before. Even the women legislators were were not spared in the incident that took place on Tuesday.
The treasury bench opposed the motion and the Chair refused to allow him to move the adjournment motion.
Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said, "It is your discretion, but if there is injustice in a state, then we should be allowed to take it up."
Responding to the LoP, Mr Naidu said, "Yesterday, someone wanted to take up the Maharashtra issue. I didn't allow that. Today, you want to discuss Bihar. Let's have a meeting to decide whether state issues can be discussed here."
He also said that if the House wants to discuss the issue of any state, this should be discussed with the floor leaders of the political parties. If everyone agrees, a consensus has to be made before a new precedent starts.(UNI)
#WATCH Bihar: Women MLAs of the Opposition being carried out of the Assembly building by women security personnel. They (MLAs) were refusing to allow Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha to step out of his chamber. pic.twitter.com/Skj0LayFs4— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2021
Opposition organises mock House proceeding in Assembly lawn to protest police excess
Opposition today staged mock proceeding of the House in Assembly lawn to protest police action against them yesterday when they had expressed grave reservation on harsh provisions in Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021.
The opposition, venting their ire over the incident that had taken place yesterday, boycotted the proceeding of the Assembly and organised a mock proceeding of the House in Assembly lawn itself. They also designated one member as Speaker and listed business schedule like question hour, zero hour and call attention.
During the mock proceeding of the House RJD member Bhai Birendra and others vociferously raised the issue of police excess against opposition members when they had protested over
certain provisions of Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021 in the House yesterday.
It was for the first time that police were called in House to oust protesting opposition members, he further said adding that police action was an insult of elected representatives. Other members also expressed similar feelings in the mock proceeding of the House.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while speaking in Assembly, remarked that the opposition had put up their candidate for the election of Deputy Speaker of the Assembly but they were not present in House during the election. Opposition members were wasting their time outside the House when its proceeding was on, he noted and added that opposition would not get any benefits by indulging in such activities.(UNI)