R'than MLAs' suspension revoked

Deadlock between Cong, BJP still on

The deadlock between ruling BJP and opposition Congress over alleged lathicharge on protesting Congress workers continued even after the   revocation of suspension of nine opposition legislators on Friday.

The entire opposition continues to boycott Assembly proceeding since March 3.   
The ruling party proposed to revoke the suspension saying that Congress party’s behaviour was against the tradition and sentiments of parliamentary dignity while Congress leaders alleged that BJP is trying to rectify its mistake.

 Leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi said Congress never asked BJP to revoke the suspension. Rather, they have been demanding  prompt action against the police officials who opened lathicharge on state Congress chief Sachin Pilot and other workers.

“It’s for the first time in history of Rajasthan that state Budget was read in the absence of opposition. By revoking the suspension, government has tried to rectify its mistake. We stick to our demand that government should take action against the police officials who used force on our peaceful protesters,” said Dudi.

Future action
“We have called the meeting of our legislators on Sunday to decide the future course of action,” he added.

Earlier in the House, the suspension of nine MLAs was revoked by Speaker Kailash Meghwal after a voice vote on a proposal moved by Chief Whip Kalulal Gujjar.

After concluding her reply on the debate over the state Budget, Raje said, “I respect the opposition but their behaviour has been against the tradition and sentiments of parliamentary dignity and democracy.”

“The government tried to break the deadlock but it was unfortunate that the opposition MLAs were not present in the House,” she added.

Meanwhile, the BJP government has been maintaining a tough stand over opposition’s demand to take action against the state police.

State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria told the House that he has seen several CCTV footages and nowhere it is evident that police used force on protesting Congress workers.

In such a situation there is no question of taking any action against the police officials, he added.

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