Rivals remain pitted against each other in Bihar Assembly

The Opposition and ruling parties remained pitted against each other today over unruly scenes on November 29, when members of both sides trooped into the Well and the latter complained about injuries to some of their women members during the pushing and shoving.
At the start of business of the House, Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar rose from his seat and demanded expulsion of RJD and Congress members for allegedly assaulting one of their woman MLAs and also showing party flag after climbing the reporters’ table on that day on the issue of demonetisation.
Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said the entire House has already condemned the act of both Opposition and Treasury benches and the chapter was closed.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, BJP members came down in the Well and staged a protest.
Even while they were protesting, the Speaker pointed at one member holding a placard in the Well and said they were equally responsible for the unruly scenes along with those from ruling parties.
The Speaker said, “If you insist on action against rival parties members than the Chair has to go through details of all such acts which are prohibited by rules, irrespective of parties.”
Amid the ruckus, the Speaker adjourned the House till 12 noon. But, when the House reassembled, the scenes were no better.
This time women legislators of RJD, Congress and JD(U) also entered the Well to match the slogan shouting of BJP and NDA members.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was present in the House when members of the rival sides shouted slogans and accused each other of bringing disrespect to the House.
The House was again adjourned till 2 PM.
After trooping out of the House, BJP and NDA allies went to Raj Bhawan under the leadership of LoP Kumar and submitted a memorandum to Governor Ramnath Kovind against RJD and Congress members for the November 29 incident.
In the memorandum, the NDA leaders sought expulsion of RJD’s Bhola Yadav, Faraz Fatmi, Amit Kumar, Samta Devi, Shakti Yadav and Congress MLAs Ramdeo Rai and Shakeel Ahmad Khan for creating unruly scenes in the Assembly