January 2008 News

J-K assembly adjourned after protest over forest scam

29 January 2008
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust Of India

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly was on Tuesday adjourned for an hour amidst uproar over the Kundal committee report with opposition parties demanding sacking of two ministers, for their alleged involvement in the forest scam. As soon as the proceedings of the house started this morning, the opposition National Conference (NC) members along with Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) legislators raised slogans demanding resignation of two ministers whom they alleged were involved in the forest scam, as per the Kundal committee report. However, the question hour continued for 40 minutes with opposition members continuing their protests and not allowing the ministers to reply. The speaker Tara Chand intervened several times and asked the NC legislators to calm down as they can give their views once the house starts discussion over the Kundal Commission report. As the furore continued in the assembly, the speaker adjourned the house for half an hour.

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