In a counter, BJP MLAs stage sit-in outside Indira Hridayesh’s office
Angered over the repeated interruption of the proceedings of the House, resulting in the suspension of the question hour, three BJP legislators from Haridwar district staged a dharna outside the office of the leader of the opposition (LoP), Indira Hridayesh on Wednesday.
The Khanpur MLA Pranav Singh ‘Champion’, Jhabreda MLA Desh Raj Karnwal and Laksar MLA Sanjay Gupta barged out of the Assembly when the Congress members continued to create din in the Well of the House, demanding discussion on the pending payment of the sugarcane farmers under section 310.
A drama unfolded as the trio staged a sit- in outside the office of Hridayesh.
Talking to the media persons, ‘Champion’ said that the Congress was enacting a drama both inside the House and also outside while raising the issue of the sugarcane farmers. “I have put up a short notice question on the plight of the sugarcane farmers and the Speaker has listed it for discussion,” he said.
He further said that a similar question had also been listed by Deshraj Karnwal. “However, the Congress members are out not to allow the House to function. I appealed to the Congress leaders to let the discussions happen on the important issue of the sugarcane farmers. But they refused,’’ he said.
Echoing the same sentiment, Laksar MLA Sanjay Gupta said that had the issue been allowed to be discussed in the House some positive decisions might have emanated from them.
While lashing out at the former chief minister Harish Rawat, he said that when he had been the CM he had ignored the sugarcane farmers. “Now, voted of power, he is flaunting his empathy for them,” he said.
The Jhabreda MLA Deshraj Karnwal said that the Congress members were not disposed to put question on issues of public interest in the House. “They enjoy disturbing the proceedings to score parochial brownie points. This is the real face of the party,” he alleged.
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