Unfortunate that Cong MLAs not present in Assembly, says Vasundhara Raje

| Friday, March 13, 2015 - 22:32
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Jaipur: With Opposition Congress continuing its boycott of the Assembly session, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today told the House that she wanted the deadlock over the alleged lathicharge issue to be broken but it was "unfortunate" their legislators were not present in the House.

"I respect Opposition specially Congress that has enough strength and I feel it was against the basic traditions and sentiments of parliamentary dignity and democracy. Opposition should have taken part in the proceedings", while making reply on debate on her budget Raje said.

"Our ministers tried to break the deadlock. I also wanted that the impasse to be ended and they (Congress members) would have taken part in the debate on her budget in last three days", Raje said. 

"It was unfortunate they are not in the House now despite I wanted the deadlock to be broken", she said.

Opposition Congress MLAs continued to abstain from the House proceedings for the fourth consecutive day today, demanding probe into the alleged assault and action against cops, who lathicharged on the protestors on March 3. 

Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi told reporters at the MLAs quarters in front of the Assembly building, since the Congress MLAs were thrashed out of the House by marshals on the order of Speaker Kailash Meghwal, they will not return to the House unless the ruling BJP party calls them to resolve the matter.

"Why other Congress MLAs including Leader of Opposition and woman legislator were pushed out along with nine MLAs (eight of Congress and one Independent) who were suspended by the Speaker".

"We remaining 16 out of 24 MLAs were not suspended but the marshals pushed us out", Dudi said.

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