Ranchi: The second day of budget session of Jharkhand Assembly remained riddled with disorder as Opposition leaders raised hullaballoo over various issues and hindered smooth proceeding of the house.
Notwithstanding the chaos, finance minister Rajendra Prasad Singh presented the third supplementary budget worth Rs 1448.61 crore in the house for the financial year 2013-14.
The debate on the speech of the governor could not take place. As a result, a resolution to pass it was taken sans reply of the state government on the related questions.
Opposition members raised slogans on several issues including their demand for cancellation of sand ghat tenders and measures to stop corruption and transfer-posting of bureaucrats.
Five MLAs of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha too, raised slogans to demand a permanent domicile policy for the state. They said such a policy should be formulated without any further delay. Due to a noisy session, the Speaker of the Assembly Shashank Shekhar Bhokta postponed the proceedings twice before lunch break.
No reply could be given on the questions during the question hour and zero hour due to the chaotic situation. Earlier, JMM MLAs Hemlal Murmu, Jagannath Mahato, Mathura Prasad Mahato, Vidyut Varan Mahato and Ramdas Soren reached the house wearing posters to demand a permanent domicile policy in the state.
Martials of the Assembly however removed the posters. Several MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and All Jharkhand Students Union raised slogans and went near the chair of the Speaker. Some of them sat on dharna in the well. Few JMM MLAs too, sat there after a while on domicile issue.
The Speaker, failing to make the MLAs see reason and stop the chaos, ordered shutdown of cameras and recording of the proceedings. He said the replies to questions asked on behalf of the people of the state should be allowed to be placed before the house.
Jamshedpur East MLA Raghuvar Das sought an explanation from the government on the removal of Dadai Dubey, to which the Speaker said it was the discretion of the CM alone to take such a decision.