Pandemonium in Bihar house over midday meal tragedy

Patna, PTI | Updated : 29 July 2013, 06:05 PM

Both Houses of Bihar legislature on Monday witnessed noisy scenes with an aggressive opposition demanding suspension of all business to take on the issue of death of 23 children after eating midday meal in Chhapra forcing adjournment till recess.

In the state Legislative Assembly, immediately after the House sat for the day and Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary announced start of the Question Hour, opposition BJP members rose from their seat demanding suspension of all business to take up the Chhapra school tragedy issue.

Leader of the Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav said there was no other urgent issue than deaths of innocents children after eating poisonous midday meal in Dharmasati Gandaman school in Mashrakh block of Saran district.

The Speaker quoting rules said the issue would be taken up for a discussion after the Question Hour which was not acceptable to the BJP.

The BJP members came on the Well of the House and started shouting slogans against the government and the Chief Minister, who was not present in the House.

During the din, minister Renu Kushwaha was seen having argument with some BJP members after she took placard of one of the member and bundled it under the desk.

With all requests from the Chair going in vain, the Speaker adjourned the House till 12 o'clock.

Amid fierce verbal duel between erstwhile partners BJP and JD(U), members of Lalu Prasad's RJD and Congress sat quietly.

First Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 05:54 PM
Post Comment (+)