PUDUCHERRY: The Legislative Assembly issued show cause notices to All India N R Congress(AINRC) MLAs Ashok Anand and N S Jayabal alias Ayyanar on a privilege issue filed against them for unruly behaviour by Congress legislators V Vizeaveny and E Theepanthan on November 16 and 17 respectively.
Assembly secretary Vincent Rayar in the notices sent to AINRC MLAs on December 19 pointed out that the Speaker of the Assembly V Vaithilingam had forwarded the complaint of the Congress MLAs raising privilege issue, to the privilege committee and hence the MLAs should send their explanations to the privilege committee before December 29.
The complaints of the MLAs were based on the unruly scenes created in the house during the last day of the budget session of the Assembly in June by the two AINRC members who brought a megaphone inside the house without the permission of the Speaker and sounded the siren creating the unruly scenes. The incident happened when Ashok Anand and N S Jayabal raised the issue of Post Graduate Medical admission in private medical colleges, the speaker subsequently denied them permission to speak further while giving chance to other MLAs and switched off their mikes.
However, amid uproarious scenes, Ashok Anand and Jayabal went out of the house and brought a megaphone inside the house and started speaking in the megaphone, though it was not switched on. When the watch and ward tried to take it from them, they triggered a “siren” sound on the megaphone which went on few minutes creating tension in the house. The speaker then ordered for their eviction, when the two MLAs angrily threw the question and answer book and other papers into the well of the house and walked out making some utterances. Thereafter Speaker V Vaithilingam suspended Ashok Anand and N S Jayabal from the house for the day.
Stating that the AINRC members trampled on the dignity of the house and used unparliamentary words while walking out of the house, the chief minister V Narayanasamy had demanded action against them following which Vaithilignam announced that if any member brought privilege issue against them, action would be taken. “ All incidents have been video recorded”, Vaithilingam observed.
The incident faded into memory when just a few days before the Winter session, the Congress MLAs gave a complaint to the Speaker against the AINRC MLAs . However, no action was initiated against the members when they took part in the winter session on November 23. Now notices had been issued to the two MLAs to give their explanation by December 29.