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Baptism by fire for Cong in MP House as Prajapati elected Speaker
Madhya Pradesh

Baptism by fire for Cong in MP House as Prajapati elected Speaker

Agency News

Bhopal, Jan 8: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly witnessed two adjournments on Tuesday as opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members generated pandemonium over Pro Tem Speaker Deepak Saxena declaring the election of ruling Congress candidate Narmada Prasad Prajapati as Speaker.

The Pro Tem Speaker mentioned four proposals in support of Mr Prajapati, cited the rules and declared the result on that basis. The BJP members stormed the well and vociferously raised slogans. Consequently, the Pro Tem Speaker deferred proceedings by ten minutes. After that interval, Mr Saxena desired to place his side of the matter but the BJP members began speaking all at once and trooped into the well.

“The Pro Tem Speaker’s decision amounts to tearing the democratic system to shreds,” erstwhile Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan averred. As the BJP members did not quieten down, Mr Saxena adjourned proceedings for the second time.

Earlier, soon after the day’s proceedings commenced, BJP members Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Malini Gaur took oaths. A total 227 members were sworn in on Monday, which was the session’s inaugural day. (UNI)