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Opposition force House adjournment over MGNREGS

Sat 20th Mar 2010 07:49 AM
Opposition force House adjournment over MGNREGS
Opposition force House adjournment over MGNREGS

The State Assembly was adjourned twice on Saturday over the disallowing of adjournment motions by Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy over alleged irregularities in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MG-NREGS) in the state.

The opposition parties including the Telugu Desam Party, the CPI, CPI (M) and the PRP had earlier asked for adjournment motions on the issue which the Speaker had disallowed as soon as the House assembled for the day.

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The Speaker assured the agitated members to fix the time for a discussion on the issue they had raised during tea-break and wanted them to cooperate by allowing the House to take up the listed questions.

An unrelenting Opposition wanted the issue taken up immediately to which the Speaker did not agree.

As the members of various Opposition parties continued to remain on their feet and disrupted the proceedings, the Speaker first adjourned the House for 30 minutes.

The situation was no different when the House reassembled with members of the Opposition parties shouting slogans against the Government with placards on alleged MG-NREGS irregularities and demanding setting aside of the listed business and immediate taking up a discussion on alleged large scale misuse of funds allocated under the Centrally-sponsored scheme.