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J&K Assembly again witnesses oppn walkouts, ruckus

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Noisy scenes were witnessed in the and Assembly today as Opposition NC and staged walkouts to protest what they claimed was the state government's failure to make several administrative units functional and over the strike at Sher-i-Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) in

As the House for the day, (NC) raised the issue of "non-functional" administrative units in J&K particularly his constituency and sought a reply from the state

Rana said that the administrative unit of Jandhra in was non-functional as no officials were posted there. He was supported by NC and members, who accused the of failing to make administrative units functional.

As the turned down their request for a reply, the NC and members rushed into the Well of the House.

They waved banners with messages - 'make administrative units functional' and raised slogans creating ruckus.

"The way is working you won't see us here inside the House," told the House and after half-an-hour long protest NC and Congress staged a walkout.

The previous government had set up 659 administrative units in and in 2014.

Speaking to reporters outside, Rana said the functional administrative units were a tool of governance and the government had failed to make them functional.

"The delay raises many questions regarding the political motivation of the BJP as the issue is hanging decision despite assurances held out in the and in various forums," Rana said.

He alleged that the government was delaying the functioning of 'Tehsil' (administrative units), as it was created by the led Government.

"If urgency can be shown by the PDP in posting Assistant Commissioner in despite non-availability of any such post what is the problem in making duly created Jindrah Tehsil functional, he asked.

Opposition NC and Congress also raked up the issue of the strike in the state's most premier institute SKIMS for last few days resulting in shut down causing difficulties to the patients.

They walked into the Well of the House and staged a walkout alleging unsatisfactory reply by the for Health Bali Bhagat.

The said that OPD was functioning at the hospital and efforts were being made to end the strike.

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

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 18:15 IST