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Friday, 5 February 2021

Congress MLAs march to Raj Bhawan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4

Amid rain, Congress MLAs marched towards Raj Bhawan here today, maintaining that Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya had not been granting them time to meet him. The Congress had been seeking a special Assembly session for moving a no-confidence motion against Manohar Lal Khattar government.

Led by Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the MLAs raised slogans against the state government and farm laws. They had also been demanding a law to safeguard MSP.

The police stopped the legislators near Raj Bhawan. After submitting a memorandum, the MLAs left for Hooda's residence.

"We have sought an appointment with the Governor four times, but in vain. We have sent letters to him twice. We are demanding a special session of the Assembly so that we can bring in a no-confidence motion against the government," Hooda said.

"It is our responsibility to take the people's voice to the Governor and it is his responsibility to listen to it. The no-confidence motion will expose those MLAs who have been elected to the Assembly on farmers' support, but are with the government," he said. "The Chief Minister and other ministers had to change the venue of their Republic Day functions. This shows that they have lost the people's confidence," he said.

He demanded withdrawal of cases registered against farmers and jobs for the next of kin of those who had died at the protest sites.

"The government has snapped internet and water and power supply at the protest sites and mobile toilets have been done away with. Everyone has the right to protest in a democracy," he said.

from The Tribune

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