Selfie fever as Opposition uproar stalls Rajasthan Assembly

Opposition uproar over the recent mining bribery scam and Lalit Modi controversy has been stalling the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha proceedings ever since it started from Sept 16.

In the midst of the pandemonium, the Assembly has managed to pass three bills – The Prisons (Rajasthan Amendment) bill, Rajasthan Police (Amendment) bill and Rajasthan Vexatious Litigation (Prevention).


 Ashok Chandna, selfie master
Ashok Chandna, selfie master

 Meanwhile, young Congress MLA from Hindoli, Ashok Chandna, who is also a polo player, clicked selfies with his mobile in the House today and was reprimanded by Deputy Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh of the House. Singh warned Leader of Opposition Rameshwar Dudi about use of cell and asked him to restrain his MLAs. Mobile phone is prohibited in the House.

Meanwhile the Opposition has been unrelenting over the Lalit Modi issue and has been continuously demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for her endorsement of his application for UK immigration.

The Opposition has been also cornering the government over the recent escape of the notorious gangster Anandpal Singh and the bribery racket unearthed in the mining department.

The Opposition leaders have been pressing for a debate over the scam in the mining department.

In the House, Independent MLA Manikchand Surana demanded inquiry headed by a sitting High court judge in the case of escape of criminals Anandpal Singh and his two other accomplices in Parbatsar of Nagaur district when they were being taken in a police van from Didwana court to Ajmer jail recently. The demand has been rejected by Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria.

There have been many adjournments since the day the Assembly commenced.

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