Oppn ac­cuses govern­ment of low­er­ing dig­nity of Assem­bly

The Political and Business Daily - - ODISHA FOUCS -

AC­CUS­ING the State of dis­re­gard­ing the con­sti­tu­tional pro­vi­sions of law and low­er­ing the dig­nity of Assem­bly, the Op­po­si­tion Congress to­day moved a priv­i­lege mo­tion against the govern­ment and served a no­tice to this ef­fect. Speaker, Ni­ran­jan Pu­jari, how­ever, said he would ex­am­ine it.

“As per pro­vi­sions of the con­sti­tu­tion, rules for con­duct­ing the House (of the Assem­bly) have been pre­pared. Ev­ery­body is bound to ad­here to these rules. But the govern­ment is dis­re­gard­ing it as a re­sult of which the dig­nity of the House is be­ing low­ered. Ac­cord­ing to 116-D of the rules of Assem­bly, when­ever any spe­cial men­tion is raised, the re­ply to the men­tion is bound to be made within 48 hours. But the rules are not be­ing ob­served,” al­leged leader of Op­po­si­tion Naras­ingha Mishra dur­ing the Zero Hour while mov­ing the priv­i­lege mo­tion against the govern­ment. Adding, he said that so far the in the 15th Assem­bly ses­sion, 75 spe­cial men­tions have found place out of which replies for only 15 have been given. “The govern­ment is de­lib­er­ately en­gaged in dis­re­gard­ing the rules. This is rape of law and pro­vi­sions of con­sti­tu­tion in the broad day light, he al­leged say­ing that rules of the books need to be torn and thrown to the dust­bin”, he said.

“In the wake of breach of mem­bers and rules per­tain­ing to the House, the Speaker should im­me­di­ately in­ter­vene and pro­vide pro­tec­tion to the mem­bers of the Assem­bly, Mishra de­manded. Be­sides, the Speaker should ac­cept the no­tice of priv­i­lege mo­tion and sent it to the con­cerned com­mit­tee”, he urged. Sup­port­ing him, Congress mem­ber NK Das said that books con­tain­ing rules and pro­ce­dures of the Assem­bly should be torn and thrown as the rules are not be­ing fol­lowed. The re­ply is made avail­able af­ter an eight day gap. This is no re­spect to the rules. The Speaker should im­me­di­ately step in, he de­manded. The Speaker said that he is ex­am­in­ing the no­tice of breach of priv­i­lege brought in by the Op­po­si­tion.

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