Ruckus in Himachal assembly over Dhumal’s remarks

August 24th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over reportedly ‘derogatory’ remarks by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal against the opposition Congress.

Dhumal reportedly used the phrase ‘Chor Machaye Shor’ or thief making a noise in a media report published Wednesday. He was referring to the Congress over its allegations of corruption against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party state government.

As the session began, Leader of Opposition Vidya Stokes sought an apology from the chief minister in this regard.

Later, all the 23 Congress legislators walked up to the speaker’s podium and started raising anti-government slogans disrupting the proceedings.

Despite repeated requests by Speaker Tulsi Ram, they refused to relent.

Ram expunged the slogans and unparliamentary words exchanged between the opposition and the treasury benches.

The entire business of the house was carried out amidst slogans raised by the Congress members before the house was adjourned for the day.

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