Shimla: On the fourth day of budget session in Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, opposition BJP, which is protesting and walking out from house over reported ‘bounded labour’ remark of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, appeared in the house with black bands on their mouth here today.
The Opposition members today held a silent protest by sitting on their seats and not uttering a single word during question hour and as the question hour got over, they staged a silent walkout.
However, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s reply on the motion of thanks to the governor’s address continued in their absence. After that the BJP members then re-entered the house with the black bands.
Speaking to the media, BJP legislator and chief whip Suresh Bhardwaj said that opposition members were protesting against the humiliating remarks by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh against BJP leaders and the undemocratic style of his working.
Chief Minister has denied making remark against opposition members and termed the BJP’s protest an “ugly demonstration and accused them for wasting time of the house. He stated that instead of raising public issues, opposition was indulging in character assassination.
Kaul Singh Thakur, Health Minister also lambasted at opposition and disrupting house proceeding unnecessary. Minister accused opposition for corruption during their tenure and selling state land to outsiders by violating section 118. He questioned the need of opening 16 universities in the state and 12 of them are in Solan district and three alone in one panchayat. He blamed Dhumal led previous state government for deteriorating the standard of education in the state.