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BJP walkout from Council over NC leader's Pro-Pak slogan

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Legislative Council today saw uproar and protests by members who demanded slapping of an FIR and suspension of senior lawmaker for raising a pro-slogan in the state Assembly.

members later staged a walkout from the House.

As Legislative Council met for the day, members raised the issue and demanded an apology from the

BJP MLCs and said it was not a minor issue and demanded a statement from the National Conference asking it to clear its stand on the action against its member.

They also demanded an FIR under sedition charges against the member who was present in the house and stayed silent.

The BJP members said that Lone had taking oath in the name of Indian Constitution and had raised pro-Pak slogans.

"BJP demands an apology from the MLA and an FIR should be registered against him. He should be suspended for sedition," Ambardar said.

NC members countered the BJP saying that Lone's remarks had been expunged and the party had disassociated from the slogan.

Legislative Council said "we cannot do anything in this as he is a member of the andnot a member of this House".

On this, the BJP members carrying banners walked into the Well of the House and then staged a walkout.

Talking to reporters outside, Ambardar said it was unbecoming of a lawmaker to raise pro-Pak slogans when he has taken oath under the Constitution of

"NC leadership, Dr and Omar Abdullah, should clarify their stand and remove the member from the party for raising pro-Pak slogans in Assembly. By this act National Conference has again assumed its old title of Muslim Conference," Ambardar said.

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

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 17:30 IST