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Cong bays for CM's blood on office-of-profit issue

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, Mar 23 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh assembly witnessed stormy scenes today when the main opposition Congress demanded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation alleging that he was holding another office of profit as Vidisha MP.

Raising the matter in the post-lunch session, Leader of the Opposition Jamuna Devi informed the house about Congress President Sonia Gandhi's resignation as MP and NAC chairperson besides pointing out that several Madhya Pradesh MLAs were occupying more than one office of profit.

As soon as the issue was raised, Mr Govind Singh (Cong), Mr Ram Lakhan Sharma (CPI-M), former chief minister Babulal Gaur, Mr Lal Singh Arya, Mr Shankarlal Tiwari and other BJP legislators began shouting.

Speaker Ishwardas Rohani pointed out that Mrs Gandhi was not a member of the house and therefore, the matter could not be raised.

''The leader of the opposition has referred to a political incident. That is not wrong but house rules and procedure disallow a discussion on it,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Ms Devi claimed to be in possession of a list of such MLAs and she could table it if the speaker permitted.

At this juncture, some members of the opposition and treasury benches began raising their voices but their comments were expunged.

UNI AG-AC VD BST1924

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