Goa assembly adjourned twice after ruckus

Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Goa assembly was adjourned twice on the first day of the monsoon session on Tuesday after the Congress party created a ruckus over its demand for admission of an adjournment motion.

Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar earlier gave a notice of adjournment motion to discuss a controversial circular issued in June banning government servants from attending public grievance meetings called by MLAs at their residences.

Kavlekar had requested Speaker Pramod Sawant to consider taking up the issue when the House assembles and before the Question Hour is called.

When the Speaker refused to accede to Kavlekar’s demand, Congress legislators started obstructing the Question Hour.

“The ruling party is trying to destroy the opposition by not letting its MLAs to redress public grievances,” Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo said.

The Speaker was forced to adjourn the proceedings twice after opposition MLAs stood up in protest and started questioning Sawant repeatedly seeking admission of the adjournment motion.

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