Shoe hurled on Majithia in Punjab Assembly
Kejriwal no longer has the monopoly on hurled shoes. A shoe was hurled at Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday while protesting Congress MLAs, who wanted a no-confidence motion to be taken up. The four-day Punjab Assembly session on Wednesday ended on a bitter note with the concluding day witnessing unruly scenes.
Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal had to adjourn the House five minutes into the proceedings after opposition Congress MLAs thronged the Well of the House, demanding a discussion on the no-confidence motion moved by the party against the ruling SAD-BJP government in the state.
After the House resumed after about 15 minutes, former leader of opposition and senior Congress leader Sunil Jakhar said he was expecting the Speaker to resolve the issue by calling the Leader of the House and the Leader of Opposition.
“But, you (Speaker) have denigrated the post by taking orders from Sukhbir Badal. You did not want a debate,” he alleged.
Around 10 members of the Assembly’s watch-and-ward staff cordoned off the Speaker as the Congress MLAs, including Amarinder Raja Warring, Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Sukhjinder Randhawa, hurled papers and CAG books towards his chair.
Amid the din and under protection from the watch-and-ward staff, the Speaker started taking up the bills one-by-one. He asked some ministers, including Tota Singh and Parminder Singh Dhindsa, to present their bills.
Amid the ruckus, a shoe was hurled from the Opposition benches which fell just short of where state Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was sitting.