Opposition members in the Bihar assembly Thursday charged the Nitish Kumar government with shielding those involved in the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal and demanded that call details of prime accused Brajesh Thakur be made public.
As the House assembled at 11 am, Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Yadav rose in support of the adjournment motion moved by CPI-ML MLA Mahboob Alam who sought a discussion on the scandal in the light of the Supreme Courts severe criticism of the state government the day before.
"We'll stop disrupting the proceedings of the House if Brajesh Thakur's call records are made public. People want to know with which officials and ministers he did have talks," Yadav said.
He also accused the state government of trying to shield those involved in the case besides destroying evidence and said "the Supreme Court has been criticising the state government for the past two days on the case, but the chief minister is not saying anything on the issue."
He also alleged that his mike was being "deliberately" switched off resulting in his submissions not being recorded as part of the House's proceedings.
Yadav supported CPI(ML)'s adjournment motion saying "what can be more important than rape of children and a law and order situation wherein deputy chief minister had to plead with criminals with folded hands and a ruling party MLA is accused of extortion."
As the Speaker attempted to go ahead with the scheduled Question Hour, members of the RJD, the Congress and the CPI(ML) trooped into the well of the House raising slogans against the Nitish Kumar government.
As the noise continued, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm, barely 15-20 minutes after commencement.
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