Bihar Assembly: RJD MLAs create ruckus, stage protest over police bill
The Bihar Assembly on Tuesday witnessed ruckus because of a bill that now gives more power to the police
Ranchi: The Bihar Legislative Assembly on Tuesday observed a big drama after the opposition lawmakers created a ruckus during a debate over a bill presented by the government led by Nitish Kumar aimed at giving more teeth to the police. An RJD MLA fell on the ground after being pushed by an affable MLC Ashok Choudhary which fumed the opposition legislators who wrecked the table by banging chairs on it, forcing the jittery chair to suspend the House.
The protest by the opposition lawmakers led to unmatched uproar in the House after which police was called in to physically expel legislators who had laid blockade to the Speakers chamber.
The police also carried out a baton charge in the Bihar Assembly premises to disperse legislators of opposition parties holding a sit-in outside the Speaker's chamber.
Legislators of the RJD, Congress and Left parties were sitting outside the chamber of Speaker Vijay Sinha to protest the forcible act of Patna police in arresting top RJD leaders at Dak Bungalow Chowk earlier in the day ahead of the 'Vidhan Sabha Gherao' it had called against rising incidents of crime, deteriorating health system, unavailability of jobs etc. The police action came after pleas to the opposition legislators to vacate the premises after leaders of ruling parties claimed that they held the Speaker captive inside his own chamber went unheeded and saw heated arguments between police personnel, marshals and opposition legislators.
On the other side, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar strongly condemned the action of opposition lawmakers. “I have never seen such activities in the Assembly. They (Opposition MLAs) should have participated in the debate. We would have replied to every question of them (regarding Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021),” Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said over ruckus in Bihar Assembly.
(With inputs from IANS)