Opposition corners speaker over attending ‘political meeting’ at CM’s residence

Says won’t be going to CM’s residence in the future

Jammu: Cornering the Speaker over his attendance at the PDP-BJP meeting called by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti last week at her residence, the main opposition parties National Conference and Congress disrupted the house proceedings and wanted to know from the Speaker the reasons behind his participation in a ‘political’ meeting.

National Conference MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar said that for the first time a Speaker has attended a meeting called by the Chief Minister with a political agenda on the table and his participation is highly questionable.

Congress leader Nawang Rigzin Jora claimed to have evidence of the Speaker’s participation in the PDP-BJP meeting called by Chief Minister and alleged that Speaker has tended to be a man of the ruling coalition and not the custodian of the House.

After noisy scenes, the Speaker Assembly told the opposition that he had gone to Chief Minister’s residence not to attend the meeting called by her but to participate in the dinner hosted by the CM at her residence.

Speaker assured the opposition that he won’t be going to Chief Ministers office or residence in future.

(With inputs from KNS)

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