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Day of uproar at Rajasthan Assembly over Dalit, other issues

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The Assembly today witnessed an uproar over the issues of farmers and law and order when the and an independent boycotted the Question Hour while a ruling party cornered the BJP government over atrocities on Dalits.

Ruling party Ghanshyam Tiwari also staged a walk-out after he was not allowed to speak in a debate on the governor's speech.

As soon as the House began at 11 am, Kailash Meghwal said the first question in the list was transferred to the cooperative department from the and the answer would be given when questions for the department are listed.

The question about farmers' loan waiver was listed on the first number in a list of questions by independent

He opposed the transfer of the question and alleged that the government was trying to evade and is not serous on farmers issues.

of Opposition and MLA Sukhram staged a dharna in the Well of the House, demanding loan waivers to farmers and were joined by other members.

In the meantime, Maharia tore the question paper as a protest.

The asked Congress to maintain decorum but the Congress members ignored the and continued their protest.

After nearly 10 minutes of protest in the Well of the House, Congress MLAs and independent MLA Maharia boycotted the Question Hour.

and Speaker condemned the behaviour of the opposition members.

"The government was ready to answer the question when it is the day for the cooperative department but they behaved liked this, used unparliamentary language and boycotted the session. The house condemns this," Rathore said.

At the beginning of the Zero Hour, Niwai (Tonk) BJP MLA Heera Lal raised the issue of the molestation with a minor girl in Tonk and accused the local police of not taking any action in the case.

He said the family of the minor victim met the the of but she ignored them saying she had no time.

The said neither the local Station House Officer nor the SP listened or sympathised with the plea of the 17-year-old girl.

The girl was allegedly molested by her school principal a few days back.

Opposition Congress, who had entered the House after the boycott, again created an uproar over the issue, saying that though the BJP MLA was targeting the government, the government was not serious about issues.

The law and order situation in the state has deteriorated, the Congress alleged, demanding a reply from

Kataria was not present in the House at that time.

With them, the BJP MLA also continued targeting the government and demanded that action against the local SHO and other police officials in the case.

State signalled Lal to sit down, but the MLA ignored it.

SP (Tonk) Preeti Jain, said the girl has alleged in the FIR that she was molested by the government school principal last week.

She informed that the girl was scheduled to record her statement before a today, but she fell sick.

Therefore, she could not record the statement and further action would be taken after it is recoded, the SP said.

BSP MLA also raised the issue of law and order, and referred to a gang-war and shootout incident that took place last month at the Rajgarh court, in district.

Responding to this, admitted that there was no mechanism in courts to check people entering the premises for weapons, and assured the House that a system would be put in place soon so that such incidents were not repeated.

One person had died and an was injured in the firing incident at on January 18.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 00:50 IST