RJD legislators Thursday took umbrage at pro-tem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi’s assertion that regardless of not being a member of the Assembly Lalu Prasad attended the House when Rabri Devi was the chief minister of Bihar and demanded the Speaker to expunge the remarks from the file. Manjhi had made the remark Wednesday throughout Speakers election when opposition members had been demanding that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his ministers Ashok Choudhary and Mukesh Sahni be requested to depart the House as they aren’t members of the meeting.
Choudhary and Sahni left the home however Kumar remained seated. Kumar is a member of the legislative council.
Choudhary who’s minister for Education and Building Construction is a former MLC, whose tenure has ended. Sahni, additionally a minister and who heads NDA ally Vikasshseel Insaan Party (VIP), misplaced within the just lately held state polls. He isn’t a member of both of the 2 homes at current. A complete of 17 vacant posts, together with 12 nominated members, within the council needs to be stuffed.
After the RJD members who raised anti-government slogans and had been adamant on eradicating Manjhi’s assertion from yesterday’s home proceedings, Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha mentioned “it (statement) will be removed from the proceedings of the House once it is established in a probe that it is untrue.” As the House assembled once more after Governors handle to the joint sitting of the state legislature, RJD member Alok Mehta raised the difficulty of Manjhi’s remarks on Prasad. In a bid to silence the opposition members who had been insisting that the chief minister needs to be requested to depart the home earlier than voting for the Speaker’s submit begins, Manjhi had mentioned “Lalu Prasad had attended proceedings when he was a member of Lok Sabha and Rabri Devi the Chief Minister”.
“Manjhis statement is false and probably he may have been given wrong information in this regard,” Mehta mentioned whereas requesting the Speaker to take away the assertion from the proceedings of the home. On this, the Speaker mentioned that he would look into the matter, however the RJD members weren’t able to relent and rushed into the effectively of the home, elevating anti-government slogans.
Manjhi, who rejected the oppositions calls for for asking the chief minister to exit, mentioned that CM is the chief of the home and his presence could be very a lot in accordance with the principles. Besides, the chief minister together with the Leader of the Opposition is meant to escort the brand new Speaker to the chair.
Speaker Vijay Sinha additionally declared that whereas Kumar would be the chief of the home, Tejashwi Yadav would be the Leader of Opposition (LOP) within the meeting. The Speaker additionally introduced a panel of 5 members who would preside over the home proceedings in his absence through the first session of the 17th meeting.
Prem Kumar (BJP), Hari Narayan Singh (JD-U), Awadh Bihari Choudhary (RJD), Lessi Singh (JD-U) and Mohammad Afaque Alam (Congress) have been named as “Presiding Officers” for the session which can come to an finish Friday.