Punjab

Sukhpal Khaira posted live video of clashing Congress and Akali MLAs on facebook, speaker suspended him

June 16, 2017 04:51 PM

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today attracted suspension from Punjab Vidhan Sabha for rest of the budget session for posting live video of confrontation between treasury benches and Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) MLA's after house was adjourned for half an
hour by the speaker.

Khaira posted the video with comments that Congress and Akali Dal have reduced the Vidhan Sabha to Panchayt level and they are wasting time of the house. He alleged that both Congress and SAD are hand in glove and didnt want debate on important issues take place.

The speaker Rana K.P.Singh had adjournd the house afterr heated arguments between SAD and Congress MLA's. The SAD MLAs were raising slogans in the well right from the begining of house proceedings at 10 AM. They were raising slogans for waiver of farmer loans. The things started getting out of hand when Local bodies minister replying to a question targeted Sukhbir Badal(not present in the hosue) and said that Sukhbir Badal had played mischief with the people of Punjab and is reponsible for the suicides by 7000 farmers. He questioned Badal family why they didnt waived the loans during theur rule. He also said that Badal's flourished their transport business at the cost of state transport. The PRTC is in Rs.350 crore loss whereas Badal's fleet of buses increased from 2 to 650 and all his companies are in profit.

The SAD MLA's started raising slogans against Sidhu and someone from them made personal remarks against Sidhu which infuruated treasury benches. Health Minister Brahm Mahindra strongly objected against personal remarks and requested the speaker to take action against guilty. The speaker adjourned the house for half an hour. The Congress and SAD MLAs continued calling names evend during the adjournment. It was the time when Khaira made the infighting live on facebook.

Soon after house assembled again after adjournment, Brahm Mahindra told the Speaker that AAP  MLAs Sukhpal Khaira had violated the sanctity of house and put the proceedings on FB against the rules of the house. He demanded strong action against Khaira and also moved privilege motion against Khaira. The house passed the resolution with voice vote and speaker referred the matter to privilege committee and also suspended him for rest of the house.

Khaira later said that he was not afraid of Speaker and has done nothing wrong. He said that he had clicked the video when house was adjourned and also all Congress MLAs were carrying mobiles against the rules of Vidhan Sabha. He said that even Congress MLAs had made videos inside the house during last government when Congress MLAs sit on dharna overnight in the house.The videos from inside the house were posted on social media. He said that he wanted to expose Ran Gurjit Singh's land scandal and not allowed to speak.

Khaira was accompanied by Simarjit Singh Bains LIP MLA who was also suspended from the house for rest of the session. Bains said that speaker was biased towards them and they protested against the speaker when there was no option before them.

 

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