32 legislators suspended from Chhattisgarh assembly

February 3rd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Thirty-two legislators of Chhattisgarh’s opposition Congress party were suspended for a day from the state assembly Tuesday after they trooped towards the speaker’s podium.Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik suspended the legislators as they marched towards his chair, demanding that either a house panel or the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe the Jan 8 killing of 17 tribals allegedly by the police in Dantewada district.

The Congress has a strength of 38 in the 90-member house. Six members of the party were absent.

The suspension was made under Rule-250 of the assembly. Those suspended include leader of opposition Ravindra Choubey, deputy leader of opposition Rampukar Singh, former chief minister Ajit Jogi and his wife Renu Jogi.

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