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NC, Cong MLAs stage walkout from J&K House over power issue

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The opposition and members today staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in protest against worsening power scenario in the state, and cornered Deputy Chief for his failure to reply to their queries.

The deputy chief was replying to a question of on providing uninterrupted power supply to consumers during the Question Hour, when the members of the opposition stood up and raised the issue of worsening power scenario in the state.

The opposition members sought reply from the deputy chief and protested against the for its failure to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Several NC and members walked into the well of the House and some of them tore question papers and threw these at the well, seeking time to pose supplementary questions to the deputy chief minister, who also holds the charge of the power ministry.

Around a dozen legislators asked supplementary questions to the deputy chief

tried to intervene by asking members that only three supplementary questions can be asked for a single question.

also intervened and asked the members to allow the deputy chief to reply to their supplementary questions.

The deputy chief said that the scarcity of power was a result of 70 years of bad planning. He held the previous governments responsible and added that the present dispensation was trying to fix the problem.

His remarks drew angry retort from NC legislators including Devender Rana and MLAs Nawang Rigzin Jora and G M saroori.

"The deputy chief is heading the department for the past three years but has done nothing on the ground," Saroori said.

"There will be better power supply in 2018," the deputy chief responded.

Later, NC and members Majid Larmi, Waqer Rasool, and staged a walkout from the House after they were not allowed by the to pose supplementary questions.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 15:50 IST