BJP lawmaker demands dismissal of Mamata govt

BJP lawmaker demands dismissal of Mamata govt

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 5 : On a day the government scored a major victory in the Supreme Court against Mamata Banerjee, BJP lawmaker in the Lok Sabha Nishikant Dubey on Tuesday demanded the Trinamool Congress regime in West Bengal be dismissed.

'The corrupt are being protected in West Bengal. One corrupt police officer was being protected...., ' he said.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court directed the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before CBI for questioning in Shillong, in connection with the stand off between the CBI and him with respect to the Saradha Chit Fund scam case.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, directed Kumar to co operate with the CBI investigation.

Mr Dubey also said the Muslims were being protected in West Bengal and vote bank politics was being played, adding that the whole demography was being changed.

'.....Bangladeshi intruders in the state were a matter of concern,' he said and demanded that the Trinamool Congress government in the state be dismissed.

He also demanded that National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise be undertaken in West Bengal .

Papers were laid and the Zero Hour was taken up amid ruckus by Opposition members who raised slogans and trooped into the Well.

Trinamool Congress members, including floor leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Kalyan Banerjee, Dinesh TrivediRatna De, Moon Moon Sen, Satabdi Roy, were in the Well, raising anti-CBI and anti-government slogans.

TDP Members including Jaydev Galla and Congress members, including Ranjeet Ranjan, Abhijit Banerjee and Gaurav Gogoi, were also in the Well with demands for Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh and JPC probe in Rafale deal respectively.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the members to go to their seats but the pandemonium prevailed during Zero Hour.

Bhartruhari Mahtab of Biju Janata Dal raised the issue of compulsory recitation of common prayers being conducted in all Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Libraries of Parliament and Teen Murti have sayings in Sanskrit but there is a misconception that something written in Sanskrit is not secular, he said.

The saying from 'Upanishads' (collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature), written in Sanskrit were universal truths, he said.

'Why should we go to the Supreme Court for this? All these sayings were universal truths and urged that the government give its response in the matter,' he said.

SAD member Prem Singh Chandumajra said the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre was being observed to pay homage to the martyrs and demanded that the British government apologise for the incident.

He also demanded that a picture of Udham Singh, a Punjabi revolutionary who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919, be put up in Parliament.

Earlier, the proceedings were adjourned at 1110 hrs after noisy protests by Trinamool Congress members over the CBI versus Kolkata Police issue.(UNI)