NC, Cong MLAs walk out of Assembly on issue of flood relief
STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Opposition National Conference and Congress legislators on Saturday staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after Speaker Kavinder Gupta rejected an adjournment motion to discuss the issue of relief to the 2014 flood victims. As soon as the House assembled, the opposition members moved an adjournment motion to discus the issue of relief to the flood victims. The Speaker, however, rejected the demand of the opposition members, who then stormed into the Well of the House raising slogans seeking justice for the flood-affected people.
The Speaker said the issue had already been raised and the government will respond at an appropriate time.
G. M Saroori of Congress said while the State Government had projected a loss of Rs 44,000 crore due to the floods, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had made a statement that Rs 3,500 crore was enough for compensation as well as reconstruction of the damaged property.
With the Speaker refusing, the Congress MLAs walked out of the House. They were joined by National Conference members a while later.