MP Assembly adjourned indefinitely amidst uproar

  • Important bills passed amid protests, Cong members walk out

Bhopal: The MP Assembly was adjourned indefinitely on Friday amidst uproar by members of Opposition parties. The fifth day of the monsoon session of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly started with uproar when the issue of corruption in Jal Jeevan Mission was raised and the opposition walked out, dissatisfied with the answer of Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya.

After all the bills were passed, there was uproar during the discussion on the grant demands. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya proposed that instead of discussing the grant demands department-wise, the grant demands of all the departments should be discussed together.

Leader of Opposition Umang Singhar opposed it, but the Speaker decided to discuss together on the basis of majority, due to which the Congressmen started protesting in the House and a situation of noise was created.

Finance Minister Jagdish Deora proposed to pass the departmental grant demands amid the uproar.

Bills passed in the Assembly

The MP Goods and Services Tax Amendment Bill 2024 was passed, making registration of pan masala shops mandatory and a penalty of ?1,00,000 has been fixed for not doing so.

The Madhya Pradesh Prevention and Safety of Accidents Due to Humans Falling in Open Tubewells Bill 2024 was passed unanimously.

Uproar over Cow Slaughter Bill

MLA Omkar Singh Markam, while discussing the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Amendment Act, said that a meeting of all religions should be called to explain the importance of Gau Mata.

He said that on the death of the cow, it is left in the open and the dholak made from its skin is played in the temple, on which the BJP MLAs started protesting and a situation of debate arose.

Markam later apologised but said that he has been a four-time MLA and minister, but he still has to wash plates after going to someone’s house and eating food, which again led to a ruckus.

Minority education issue

BJP MLA Abhilash Pandey demanded that minority children should study with the National Education Policy and said that children studying in madrasas should get the right to equal education.

Higher Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar said that Article 30 of the Constitution is being misused and minority institutions should be recognised on the basis of wider opinion.

The opposition walked out of the House over allegations of corruption in the Jal Jeevan Mission and came out and started sloganeering.

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