Manipur violence: Opposition members suspended from the House for creating ruckus in the House

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Panaji: All the seven members of Goa legislative assembly were suspended from the house for two days from Monday after they created ruckus on the floor of the House over the issue of Manipur violence.

Speaker of Legislative Assembly Ramesh Tawadkar during the ongoing monsoon session of the House suspended all the seven opposition members including Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao, Congress MLAs Altone D’Costa, Carlose Ferreira, AAP MLAs Venzy Viegas, Cruz Silva, Vijai Sardesai (Goa Forward Party), Viresh Borkar (Revolutionary Goans Party) for creating ruckus on the floor of the House.

The issue was raised on the floor of the House on Monday after Question Hour by Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao demanding discussion on the floor of the House on Manipur violence.

Alemao claimed that the private members’ resolution moved last Friday by AAP MLA Cruz Silva on Manipur violence was disallowed by the Speaker.

All the opposition who were dressed in black shirt and pant started creating ruckus on the floor of the House.
Responding to the demand, the Speaker said that entire country is sensitive about the issue. “The union Home ministry is dealing with the issue. The issue is discussed in the Parliament. We cannot allow discussion on the issue on the floor of the House,” the Speaker ruled.

Unhappy with the stand of the Speaker, the opposition rushed to the well of the House shouting “Manipur Manipur” slogans.

MGP MLA Jit Arolkar, who is supporting the government, continued to speak on the floor of the House. But the opposition members rushed to his bench blocking him with the posters.

The opposition continued blocking Arolkar from speaking on the floor of the House.

The marshalls of the House later pushed out all the opposition members.

After the incident, Chief minister Pramod Sawant and Environment minister Nilesh Cabral demanded action on the opposition members.

Sawant said that such a behaviour could not be tolerated.

Pronouncing his order, the Speaker named the MLAs suspending them for two days from today from attending the session.

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