Gujarat: On last day, 11 Congress MLAs suspended

Times of India | 4 days ago | 23-09-2022 | 05:51 am

Gujarat: On last day, 11 Congress MLAs suspended

AHMEDABAD: The last day of the final session of the 14th Gujarat legislative assembly was action-filled, with 11 Congress MLAs suspended after they demanded a discussion on the spread of the lumpy skin disease virus in cattle. In the first half of the day, the Congress contingent had walked out of the assembly after its MLA Baldevji Thakor proposed a discussion on reservation quotas for other backward classes (OBCs) in panchayat bodies and this was rejected by the speaker. The state legislative assembly on Thursday passed three bills, including the Gujarat National Law University (Amendment) Act, 2022, widening the purview of the law university. According to officials, under the revised law, the university will be able to expand within and outside the state and establish new campuses. Sources said the university is in talks with officials of Dadra & Nagar Haveli to establish a campus at Silvassa. The Congress MLAs demanded a discussion on OBC reservations. When speaker Nima Acharya turned down the request, the Congress MLAs rushed into the well of the house and Thakore rushed towards law minister Rajendra Trivedi. He was intercepted by the assembly security. Later, as the Congress MLAs walked out.

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