Cong walksout of assembly over Shivpuri violence
March 07, 2013 09:27:00 PM
Bhopal: The main opposition Congress today staged a walkout in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly after Home Minister Umashankar Gupta disagreed to suspend police officers concerned of Shivpuri following recent murder and abduction of a trader's son in the district headquarters. Replying to a calling attention notice of Ramniwas Rawat, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi of Congress, Gupta said the station house officer was removed after the incident while a Crime Investigation Department (CID) investigation was ordered after the ransacking and arson incidents following the murder.
He said action would be initiated if anyone found guilty in the investigation report. Hence, the Congress demand of suspension of superintendent of police, sub-divisional police officer and SHO was not justified. Dissatisfied with the Minister's reply, the Congress members started protesting and an unruly scene prevailed. After this, Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh intervened and said the incident is very sensitive and the Home Minister's reply was irresponsible as he refused to suspend the officers responsible for the incident.
The Congress members created ruckus for about 40 minutes and Speaker Ishwardas Rohani asked the members to behave properly and maintain the decorum of the House. He also asked the Minister to provide satisfactory reply to the members' queries. But the Congress members remained adamant and stuck to their demands. Gupta tried to assure the unruly members that the CID investigation would look into all aspects into the incidents and innocent people would be released. The dissatisfied Congress members then staged a walkout, led by Singh. The Congress members also raised slogans against the Goverment in the Assembly lobby and demanded immediate suspension of the police officers.