Madhya Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die as monsoon session ends in just two days
The session which ended in just two days, perhaps the shortest duration of a regular Assembly session in the state, is possibly the last session of the present assembly, before the next assembly polls
BHOPAL: The five-day monsoon session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly ended in just two days on Tuesday with Speaker Sitasaran Sharma adjourning the house sine die sans any discussion on the no-confidence motion submitted by the opposition Congress against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.
The session which ended in just two days, perhaps the shortest duration of a regular Assembly session in the state, is possibly the last session of the present assembly, before the next assembly polls in the state slated in November-December this year.
The Assembly passed series of amendment bills as well as the supplementary budget sans any discussion before being adjourned sine die. The no confidence motion brought by opposition Congress against BJP government was not slotted by Speaker for discussion despite senior Congress members including Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh and chief whip Ramniwas Rawat pressing for a discussion on it.
The second day of the session started on a dramatic note with the parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra raising the issue of National Emergency declared by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975. The issue triggered war of words between both ruling and opposition benches, forcing the Speaker to twice adjourn the house during the Question Hour. The opposition Congress alleged in the evening that entire session was adjourned sine die by the Speaker Sitasaran Sharma in pre-planned manner.
"The speaker is a puppet of the BJP government, who ran the Assembly as per the diktats of the parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra," alleged Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh at a press conference in Bhopal in the evening.
"Just like July 2013, the state government ran away from discussion on no confidence motion brought by us against it. The parliamentary affairs minister Narottam Mishra said in the assembly this morning that it was a black day owing to anniversary of the imposition of emergency. By adjourning the house sine die and depriving the opposition right of discussion on the no confidence motion, the government and speaker have actually made this a day a Black Day," said Singh flanked by MLAs of the party at MPCC headquarters.
He also announced that the party would hold a parallel assembly session Sachhai ki Baat-Janta Ki Adalat for two hours daily over the next three days in Bhopal to expose the rampant corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan for which the no confidence motion was actually sought by the party from the speaker.
"We'll go to the State Assembly only after winning the next assembly polls in the state. Before that there is no question of going to the State Assembly for anything, including photo session, special session or even a cultural program," announced Singh. When questioned whether the party would raise with the State's Governor the issue of adjournment of house in just two days, Singh said "both the Assembly speaker and the State Governor are of same state. I've written eight letters to the PM Narendra Modi in the past detailing about the bad governance in BJP ruled MP, but have not received reply even a single letter," alleged Singh.