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BJP, JCC(J) MLAs accuse C'garh govt of targeting Oppn leaders

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Opposition MLAs Monday protested in the Assembly accusing the government of "misusing" police to "target" their leaders and workers.

BJP and Janata (J) MLAs sought a discussion through an adjournment motion notice which was rejected by the

Raising the issue after Question Hour, of Opposition in the Assembly Dharamlal Kaushik alleged that the government was deliberately targeting opposition leaders and trying to create an atmosphere of fear and terror in the state.

"After the formation of new government in the state, BJP leaders and worker are being threatened with jail and are being implicated in false cases," Kaushik said.

He urged the to accept their notice for adjournment motion and allow discussion on the issue.

Janata (J) MLA Dharmjeet Singh said the Congress had got a mandate to carry out welfare works and not to target leaders of opposition parties.

He mentioned the Antagarh bypoll audio tape row and said JCC(J) leaders were being targeted unnecessarily.

BJP Legislators Brijmohan Agrawal, Ajay Chandrakar, Shivratan Sharma and others alleged that in Sukma, Korba, Kawardha and Gariyaband districts, the police was implicating party workers under false charges.

After rejected the notice of adjournment motion, several MLAs from the opposition ranks indulged in sloganeering, following which the House was adjourned for five minutes.

After the House resumed, Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma, who was on the Chair, said, if necessary, the state government would make a statement on it on Tuesday.

Following uproar, the House was adjourned again till 3pm.

After the House resumed, 15 protesting BJP and JCC(J) MLAs entered the Well of the House and got suspended.

The suspension was revoked before the House was adjourned for the day.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:05 IST