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Punjab Assembly session begins amid opposition protests

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The Budget session of the Assembly began on Tuesday amid protests by the opposition (SAD) and the BJP against rising farmers' suicides and blamed the ruling government of not doing enough.

The lawmakers staged a walkout shortly after the Assembly commenced.

They also protested against V.P. Singh Badnore, who in his opening speech, said that Punjab's current financial crisis was due to the policies of the (2007-2017).

He accused the alliance of reckless spending which pushed further into a debt trap.

Later in the day, marched with the families of farmers, who had committed suicide in the last two years, towards the residence of Chief Minister

The protesters were, however, stopped by the

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:02 IST
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