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Tiff continued between BJP, ruling parties in two Bihar Houses

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The winter session of both the Houses of Legislature today ended with them failing to discharge its duty due to disruption by opposition and treasury bench members' continuous sloganeering.

The tone for the day was set in the morning itself, when members of the ruling RJD, JD(U) and staged dharna in the Assembly premises against Prime Minister Modi for not fulfilling poll promise of providing Rs 15 lakh to every citizen out of the stashed in foreign banks.

Rabri Devi, wife of RJD President Yadav, and others also protested against for raising "derogatory" slogans against Sonia Gandhi, and Chief Minister Kejriwal.

Rabri Devi told reporters they would not allow normal functioning of Legislative Council till leader Sushil Kumar Modi and former chief Mangal Pandey should apologise for their derogatory remarks.

She also said that RJD would not allow smooth functioning of the House till the BJP leaders apologise.

Strongly condemning the acts of ruling coalition, Sushil Modi told reporters "there is no question of expressing apology in this life...What shall we regret for...Rather I will move two steps forward and call a 'baiman' (corrupt) and promoting corruption."

"What is wrong in calling a corrupt a corrupt... How come a corrupt be called an honest?" Sushil Modi said on Lalu Prasad and mentioned his conviction in the fodder scam.

Sushil Modi, who is leader of opposition in Legislative Council, attacked for failing to rein in members of treasury bench from disrupting two Houses.

As the Legislative Assembly sat for the day, Leader of Opposition rose from his seat and sought expulsion of six RJD and MLAs for unruly scene in the House on November 29 in course of which a woman BJP member Gayatri Devi was hurt and RJD Legislator Bhola Yadav, a close confidante of Lalu Prasad, threatening her of dire consequences.

Speaker Chaudhary said all parties have already condemned the unruly behaviour of members of all parties on November 29 and said objectionable comments and slogans against Prime Minister and others have been omitted from proceedings of the House. But, this did not satisfy BJP members who trooped into the well.

Ruling RJD, JD(U) and Congress members also shouted at BJP after which the House was adjourned till 12 o'clock.

But, the scene did not improve and members continued to trade charge and indulged in slogan shouting after which the Speaker declared adjournment of the House sine die.

The Legislative Council could also not transact any business due to pandemonium prevailing there.

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

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 15:13 IST