BHOPAL:Congress members led by Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare today staged a sit-in in the well of the House demanding tabling of the list of candidates selected for the post of transport constables and also handing over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI.
After ruckus on the issue, the Speaker adjourned the House twice for ten minutes and later for the day after transacting listed business.
The matter was raised in the Zero Hour by Ram Niwas Rawat (Congress) who demanded from the Chair to hold a discussion on Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam under Rule 52 as over 1,500 appointments made by it were cancelled and over hundreds were arrested.
Umang Singhar (Congress) also raised the issue of recruitment of transport constables made by the MPPEB and later also demanded to know the fate of his Breach of Privilege notice given by him against the Chief Minister on the issue of a booklet "Vyapam ka Sach" (MPPEB's truth) published by the BJP.
Katare said it was necessary to know how a secret note sheet of Assembly got published in it.
The Leader of Opposition also demanded tabling the list of candidates selected for the post of transport constables.
The Speaker then said that he was studying the notice and will give his ruling on the issue tomorrow.
Katare then warned that if no decision was taken on Opposition's demands, then he will stage a sit-in in the well of the House.
The Speaker then said that such warnings cannot be given to the Chair and he is free to do whatever he wants following which Katare along with other Congress members staged a sit-in in the well of the House.
The Congress members were raising slogans in the well demanding CBI probe into the MPPEB scam and created ruckus in the House following which the Speaker adjourned it for ten minutes.
Later, when it re-assembled the same situation prevailed following which the Chair again adjourned it for ten more minutes.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Narottam Mishra intervened and said that the Congress members just want to create ruckus in the House to remain in news and don't want to discuss serious issues related to farmers and labourers.
When the House re-assembled after that, the same situation prevailed in the House following which the Speaker transacted the listed business of the day and adjourned the House for the day.
Katare later told reporters in the Assembly press room that the government was not providing the list of selected candidates, their mark-sheets and domicile certificates for long.
The Speaker was also not admitting the Breach of Privilege notice given against Chouhan while the Chair had admitted the government's notice against him immediately, Katare said adding the Congress will continue to raise the issue till the scam probe was handed over to the CBI.