Chandigarh: Congress MLAs arrived in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha wearing robes with slogans written against state Horticulture Minister Fauja Singh Sarari. Congress Legislature Party leader Partap Singh Bajwa demanded that the minister be sacked from the cabinet and a case be registered against him.
He said it was not enough for the party to issue a ‘show cause’ notice to the minister. He said the chief minister should issue a statement on the issue today.
BJP MLAs Ashwani Sharma and Jangi Lal Mahajan were absent from the House.
Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira asked the Speaker to assure that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann would issue a statement on the issue. To this, the Speaker said he cannot do so. Later, Sandhwan asked the Congress MLAs to allow the House to function, but the Congress MLAs came in front of the Speaker’s chair and started protesting. They raised slogans against the minister. After this, AAP MLAs also started raising slogans against the Congressmen.
They termed the Congress MLAs as the ‘B’ team of the BJP. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was not present in the House at the start of the session. Meanwhile, the Speaker had to adjourn the House.