After the bar adjournment in the House proceedings, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the whole day, as the legislator and opposition of the Treasury class continued to demand that the Loni MLA’s voice be heard.
The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly saw a rare sight on Tuesday (December 17, 2019) when BJP MLAs started protesting against their own government. In fact, a BJP MLA in the House accused the administration of allegedly harassing himself and demanded to take up the matter with the Presiding Speaker, but he did not get permission. This angered other BJP MLAs.
BJP MLA Nand Kishore Gujjar from Loni assembly constituency in Ghaziabad alleges that he was harassed by some officials in the government. On this, he demanded to send summons to those officers. However, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna and Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit, meanwhile, tried to convince the latter to take up the issue as they had not disclosed it earlier. Meanwhile, SP and Congress MLAs along with a large number of BJP MLAs demanded that their complaint be heard.
It is noteworthy that after the bar adjournment in the House proceedings, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for the whole day, as the MLA and the opposition of the Treasury class continued to demand that Loni’s MLA be heard. Even after the adjournment, some BJP, SP and Congress MLAs continued to sit on their seats. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and Minister Khanna tried to convince him many times but to no avail.
However the deadlock came to a halt after a meeting of senior ministers, legislators and the Speaker in the late evening. All privately promised the MLA that they would interfere in the matter. Now the MLA said that he will wait till Wednesday i.e. December 18 and if the matter is not heard, he will start the demonstration again.
Please tell that MLAs started demonstrating after ‘Zero Hour’ started. At this time, the opposition parties (Congress, BSP and SP) raised the issue of the newly amended Citizenship Act 2019 in the House and demanded the withdrawal of this law to be passed in the House, as the bill would create unrest.
Meanwhile, Kishore stood up from his seat and said that his life was in danger. Therefore, he wants to raise the issue of persecuting himself personally in the House. In fact, the Loni MLA was sent a notice by the state BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh to the local food inspector for his alleged ill-treatment. Apart from this, an FIR was also registered against him.