21 Mar 2023

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Budget Session 2023: Krishna Gaur In Role Of Speaker, Conducted Proceedings During Question Hour

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Budget Session 2023: In the Madhya Pradesh Assembly today, on the initiative of Speaker Girish Gautam, during the Question Hour, MLA Mrs.Krishna Gaur was given the responsibility of Speaker.

As soon as the proceedings of the House started, Gautam said that March 8 was a holiday on account of Women's Day. That's why they want that during the Question Hour, questions should be taken mainly from women MLAs and only a woman should run the House. He named Krishna Gaur as the Speaker and thereafter she conducted the proceedings of the House during the Question Hour.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra said that this is a good practice. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Sajjan Singh Verma also made comments regarding the alleged atrocities on women, due to which the allegations and counter-allegations went on for some time. However, the proceedings moved ahead in a short while and then the Question Hour concluded.

BJP MLA questions quality of roads

The government appeared in the dock during the question hour itself, when Umakant Sharma, MLA of the ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), raised several allegations, questioning the quality of roads under construction in his Sironj and Lateri areas belonging to the Panchayat and Rural Development Department. 

Sharma demanded to check the quality of all the roads built in the past in Sironj Lateri area. Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia assured that the quality of these roads would be checked in six months. Even after this, the member was not satisfied and was also heard saying, who knows what will happen after six months.

Atrocities on tribal women increasing

During the Zero Hour after the Question Hour, Congress member Bala Bachchan alleged that a girl was gang-raped, taking the name of an area in the state. He also said that atrocities against tribal women are increasing. 

More than half a dozen MLAs reached near the Speaker's seat and started speaking together. These mainly included those opposition MLAs, coming from the tribal community. With this, these MLAs went out of the House. The remaining Congress MLAs continued to sit in the House.

Heated exchanges

There were heated exchanges between members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress regarding this matter. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Dr. Govind Singh said that it was not like a 'walkout'. Those who wanted to go, went. 

Immediately after this, Public Works Department Minister Gopal Bhargava remarked that he prays to God that he gets such opposition in every birth. After this, further proceedings started in the House. 

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