Opposition benches stage walk out during Governor’s Address

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Porvorim: The opposition Congress Party boycotted Goa Governor Mridula Sinha’s address to the House during the first day of Budget Session which began on Tuesday.

The opposition benches wearing black bands on their arms protested claiming that their voice was not heard.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present on the floor of the House when all the Congress MLAs walked out.

As the Governor got up to address the House, Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar stood up to raise point of order.

He said that the Governor should not be allowed to address the House as “voices of opposition are not heard by the government.”

He pointed out that the Congress party had demanded that the current session should be extended from three days to ten days, which was not heard by the State government.

Kavlekar said that Governor should first address the issue of governance and collapsed administration.

As Speaker Pramod Sawant did not allow the point of order and Governor continued her address, all the Congress MLAs staged a walk out.

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