‘Lack of interest’ witnessed in LC too

The Legislative Council witnessed an unprecedented situation on Wednesday as business was collapsed for want of quorum, the first such development in the budget session 2018-19.
‘Lack of interest’ witnessed in LC too

The Legislative Council witnessed an unprecedented situation on Wednesday as business was collapsed for want of quorum, the first such development in the budget session 2018-19.

Chairman Haji Anayat Ali adjourned the House for day, when deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh was replying on a private member resolution moved by BJP MLC Vibod Gupta.

Interrupting the deputy chief minister, visibly annoyed Chairman said, "Whom are you talking? The quorum is missing. Nobody in this house is interested in proceedings".

As per law book that deals with conduct of business rules, the complete quorum in Jammu and Kashmir Council shall be 11 members, as the house comprises 34 members but only nine members were present, forcing chairman to adjourn the house.

In the meantime, annoyed Nirmal Singh and leader of the house and Works Minister Neeam Akther were seen interacting with the members and expressing their displeasure over the sudden adjournment.

Earlier, the House ran for over 15 minutes without the mandatory quorum, but incidentally neither the Chairman nor the legislators noticed it.

Soon after the question hour, from 12.08 to 12.12 pm, the House proceeded with just five members but no one noticed lack of quorum.

It was again missing from 1.11 pm to 1.20 pm.

Governed by the rule book, the chairman had no option but to adjourn the house till for the day.

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