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Opp walkout from Assembly saying govt violating norms


Press Trust of India Kolkata
Members of the opposition Congress and the CPI(M) today staged a walkout from the state Assembly alleging that the state government is breaking norms of the House and is functioning in an arbitrary way.

They alleged that the Governor's address and obituary references were scheduled on the same day, violating norms.

"Never before the Assembly has witnessed such whimsical decisions. How can there be obituary references just after the address of the Governor on the same day?" Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan of the Congress asked.

The opposition MLAs staged a walkout after Speaker Biman Banerjee made obituary references following Governor K N Tripathi's address at the beginning of the budget session.

Besides the eminent persons who died recently, Banerjee made references and expressed grief over the death 41 persons in a bus accident in Murshidabad district yesterday.

Tripathi has also expressed grief over the killing of journalists Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka and Santanu Bhowmick in Tripura.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:40 PM IST

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