Bengal Guv urges Assembly Speaker to fix time for meeting

Kolkata, March 8 : West Bengal Governor Jagdep Dhankar on Tuesday urged state Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjeeto fix a time for a meeting in the next three days in view of the ruckus on the floor of the house on the opening day of the budget session on Monday. There was an uproar in the House as the BJP legislators, headed by the leader of opposition Suvendu Adhikari shouted slogans when Dhankhar was to deliver his inaugural address. The BJP lawmakers shouted slogans in protest against the ruling Trinamool allegedly resorting to violent means to win the recent civic polls. Appeals made by the Governor and Speaker Biman Banerjee went unheeded and the Governor rose from the seat to leave the house. However, the Speaker, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other Trinamool leaders urged him to read at least one line from his speech and announce the rest of the address be regarded “as read”. As the Governor again attempted to leave the house, the Trinamool’s women legislator formed a ring around him to prevent him from leaving. The Governor finally read one line each in the beginning and end of his speech and left. “Urged Speaker WBLA for a meeting in next three days in view of “unseemly ruckus and chaotic spectacle unfolded in the hallowed precincts of the august WB Assembly on March 7 during Governor Address under article 176 when decorum and propriety nosedived to lowest nadir,” a tweet from Raj Bhavan said. PC-SJC SSP

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