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3 bills passed amid unruly scene in Bihar Legislative Council

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The Legislative Council today witnessed uproarious scenes, which forced the Chairman to adjourn it till tomorrow after passing three amendment bills.

This was the third consecutive day when the Upper House of the Assembly could not transact any business except passing important and necessary legislations amid the din.

The three bills that got the nod of the House were the Motor Vehicle Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Aryabhatt Knowledge University (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the State University (Amendment) Bill, 2016. They were tabled by state education minister Ashok Choudhary.

As the House assembled for the post-lunch session and member Rajnish Kumar drew Chairman Awwdhesh Narain Singh's attention toward his adjournment motion on prevailing and order situation in the state, RJD members rushed to the Well shouting anti-Modi slogans.

Members of RJD, and JD(U) also trooped into the Well seeking an apology from senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi for the party's "uncharitable" remarks against chief Sonia Gandhi and her RJD counterpart Lalu Prasad, describing them as "dalals" (agents) of black money on November 28.

members led by Mangal Pandey also started shouting slogans.

Besides, Pandey also raised the issue of deteriorating and order situation in the state and alleged that murder and rape have become common even as the Chief Minister's home district has not been left untouched with these crimes.

With RJD members in the Well shouting slogans, senior party leader and former chief minister Rabri Devi said the House would not be allowed to function unless Sushil Kumar Modi offers an apology for his party.

Amid sloganeering from both sides, the House got the three bills passed by voice vote after which the Chairman adjourned the House till tomorrow.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 20:23 IST