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PPA stalls Arunachal Pradesh Assembly proceedings

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The opposition Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) legislators today stalled the proceedings of the assembly demanding that the clarify its stand over the MoU signed for the smart classroom project.

The PPA members led by their questioned the government as to how it could sign a MoU with Educational Consultants Limited (EdCIL), a PSU under the on March 10 last year, the same day when the budget was presented.

The government had signed a MoU with EDCIL for undertaking 'Smart Classroom' project in 1500 schools in the state under the

Pario, the of Opposition along with senior party leaders Tanga Byaling and Nikh Kamin walked in to the well of the House and shouted slogans against the government alleging rampant corruption. This led to the adjournment of the house for 10 minutes by T Norbu Thongdok.

As soon as the House reassembled, Pema Khandu stated that the government had not inked the MoU with any private farm but with a government agency.

Deputy clarified that since the fund provision was made in the demand for grants, the MoU could be signed even before presentation of budget.

When the asked Mein to present his budget, the opposition members continued to create disturbances.

Thongdok then asked the to switch off the microphones of the opposition members.

The PPA MLAs then staged a walkout from the Assembly.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:50 IST