BJP continues boycott of assembly, may return on Thursday

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Shimla, Feb 19: Main opposition BJP continued its boycott of the state Assembly by not participating in the proceedings for the eleventh day, but are likely to attend the session on the last two days from Thursday, Feb 20.

The BJP members continued their protest demanding public apology from Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for his "derogatory" remarks against their leader, P K Dhumal and other MLAs.

The BJP members continued their protest demanding public apology from CM

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister told reporters that the government had made efforts to persuade the BJP members to attend the budget session.

"What can we do if they are not coming. I can only request them through media," he said. Singh said the government spent lakhs of rupees in gathering information to be provided in the House, but BJP was shying away from its duties of a responsible opposition party.

PTI

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