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Unruly scenes in Bihar House draw criticism from all parties

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Leaders of all parties today condemned the unruly conduct in the Assembly yesterday when members of Opposition and treasury benches trooped into the well and the latter complained about "injuries" to some of their women members during the "pushing and shoving".

Speaker Chaudhary said he took up the matter at an all-party meeting today where leaders of all parties condemned the unruly conduct and promised to cooperate in the smooth of House proceedings.

The Speaker held both Opposition and ruling party members as responsible for the pandemonium and "uncharitable behaviour".

Leader of Opposition accused the treasury bench, particularly legislators of RJD and Congress, of triggering violent protest in the House in which a woman Gayatri Devi got hurt.

He named Ramdeo Rai and Khan and RJD's Bhola Yadav and Faraz Fatmi for climbing on reports table, showing party flag and threatening members of rival party and sought their expulsion for the indiscipline in the House.

Kumar accused minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan for provoking party members to stage violent protest. He also demanded a resolution to condemn treasury bench members' conduct.

Legislature party leader Sadanand Singh also regretted yesterday's event and asked members to look inside themselves for creating disturbances instead of pointing fingers on others.

RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui blamed members for the bedlam and charged that BJP members' "provocative" acts infuriated legislators of RJD, and JD(U) yesterday.

The Speaker said he would pursue the matter and initiate action as per laid down rules.

But, this did not satisfy BJP and its NDA allies who insisted on expulsion of some RJD and Congress members and they came in the well and raised anti-government slogans.

The protesting BJP members this time exercised caution and remained away from corridor in the treasury bench side in the well.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 16:58 IST