PDP,BJP MLAs take on each other

Send team of ministers to frontier town: Speaker tells Govt


Jammu, Mar 10: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs today had a heated argument in Legislative Assembly (LA) over recent clash between two communities in frontier town of  Rajouri, with PDP staging walkout from the House over alleged biased approach of government in dealing with the situation.
 As proceedings of the House started, PDP MLA Choudhary Zulfikar tried to draw attention of the Speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone towards problems being faced by people due to imposition of curfew in Rajouri town for past three days.
 He said that there is acute scarcity of essential commodities and administration has adopted a biased approach towards a particular community and they are being targeted by the police.
 This was objected by BJP MLAs, particularly Jugal Kishore and Ashok Khajuria, who alleged that minority community is feeling, harassed and there is a campaign against the minorities.
 PDP members shouting slogans said that it was hate speech of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia which vitiated peace in the border town and he should not have been allowed to visit Rajouri by the administration.
 “You have always used communal card for political gains. This all happened because of Togadia”, said Zulfikar, while pointing towards BJP members.
 “Nobody can stop Togadia from visiting the state,” responded Ashok Khajuia.
 With opposition insisting that government needs to take measures to calm down tempers in the town, Speaker directed the government to send a team of ministers to talk with prominent members of both the communities, which was accepted by the government.(GKNN)

Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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