Jammu and Kashmir News
Srinagar, May 25: During the joint session of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature, opposition party National Conference (NC) and Congress walked out when Governor N N Vohra was addressing the members from both the houses at S K International Convention Complex (SKICC) on the bank of Dal Lake.
Joint session was to be held at Legislative Complex, since there was not sufficient seats for the members, the venue was shifted to SKICC.
Immediately after Mr Vohra started to address on the first day of the Budget session, members from the NC, Congress and independent Er Sheikh Abdul Rashid raised from their respective seatsand started shouting slogans.
Despite slogan shouting by opposition members, Mr Vohra continued his address. Later, NC members followed by Congress members walked out from the House.
However, Er Rashid remained in the House shouting slogans against the government for not taking any action against the the culprits of Handwara incident.
Government had so far failed to address the basic issues of the people in the State, opposition alleged.
Later they staged a dharna outside the House, raising slogans ” Bashan Nahee Ration Do”.
Their main demands were – resignation of Minister for Forest, Choudhary Lal Singh, withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and National Food Security Act (NFSA).
They also alleged that victims of September 2014 flood were yet to be rehabilitated by the government.