Saturday, July 23, 2011

INLD supremo, 2 others asked to leave House

Jind, July 19
The meeting of the zila parishad here today witnessed uproarious scenes like the state Assembly and ‘suspension’ of three members from the House.

The Leader of Opposition, Chautala, who came to attend the meeting as an MLA, was among those who were asked to leave the House by the chairperson of the zila parishad. This has perhaps been the first time that an MLA and a former Chief Minister was asked to leave the meeting following a commotion.

The meeting had been convened to discuss and allocate funds for development in various wards in the district.

It later adopted a resolution unanimously to authorise the parishad chief to decide the allocation of the funds to the tune of Rs 31,91,200.

It is reported that Chautala, accompanied by members whom the INLD supported, including Parminder Dhull, reached the meeting venue at the DRDA hall at around 10 am. Since several members, including the chairperson herself, had reached the hall late, Chautala took them to task for the delay.

The start of the meeting was marked by protests and counter criticism from both sides as the INLD members demanded voting on the agenda itself.

The commotion resulted in the chairperson, Veena Deswal, ordering three opposition members, including Chautala, to leave the House for creating “disturbance”.

While no one was evicted from the meeting, the disturbance at the meeting stopped after some time due to intervention by some leaders, including the Congress MPs from Sonepat, Jitender Malik, and Sirsa, Ashok Tanwar.

The members agreed to authorise Deswal to allocate funds. A resolution was adopted in this regard.

The differences between members of the ruling and opposition parties over the issue of allocation of additional funds to the zila parishad chief were also resolved later and all members approved it unanimously.


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