Waterlogging problem echoed in Legislative Council

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Patna, Jul 25 (UNI) The waterlogging menace in the state capital today rocked the Legislative Council as the Opposition members raised the issue vociferously, interrupting the question hour for quite some time during the pre-lunch session in the Upper House.

The members of the Opposition parties created noisy scenes over the waterlogging problem and trooped into the well, shouting slogans over the governnment's failure in solving it.

Mr Mahachandra Prasad Singh of the Congress demanded a reply from the government on the matter by accepting the related adjounment motion.

Later, the members resumed their seats following the request by acting Chairman of the Legislative Council Arun Kumar to raise the matter after the question hour.

Earlier, the Opposition members had also demonstrated over the issue in front of the entrance of the Council.

The Upper House also witnessed uproarious scenes over the threatening call given to Congress member Dr Jyoti from an unknown telephone number.

Dr Jyoti informed the House about the matter, saying she received a phone call on July 22 in which the callers had threatened to physically eleminate her.

Demanding a probe into the incident, she requested the chair for providing adequate security to her andher family members. The members cutting across party lines created rumpus over the incident and asked the government to ensure foolproof security to Dr Jyoti and her family members.

Mr Kumar informed the members that actions had been initiated in the matter.

Some other people had also received threatening calls from the same telephone number, he told the members.

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