Jharkhand Budget Update : Question hour washed out, amid uproar by BJP MLAs second supplementary budget tabled

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Ranchi, Mar 1 : The second day of the budget session of the Jharkhand assembly on Monday witnessed uproar by the MLAs of the main opposition party, the BJP as a result of which the question hour was washed out.

However, before the house was adjourned till lunch break (1400hrs) Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon tabled in the assembly the second supplementary budget worth Rs 7323.24 crore for the fiscal ending March 2021.

Earlier as soon as the house assembled for the day MLAs of the BJP asked the Speaker to read out the various work adjournment motions which have been moved by them. Speaker Ravindranath Mahto read out the work adjournment motions which were moved by Lambodar Mahto of the AJSU, Manish Jaiswal, Navin Jaiswal and Anant Ojha (all BJP MLAs) and said that during the ongoing session it is possible to hold discussions on all the issues therefore all the work adjournment motions have been cancelled.

Immediately the MLAs of the BJP came into the well of the house carrying ply cards and indulge in slogans shouting in support of their various demands. Speaker Ravindranath Mahto requested the MLAs to allow the question hour to happen and said that they will get ample opportunity during the session to raise their issues as the government was also willing to reply on the matters.

Anant Ojha of the BJP raised the issue of doing away with the Chief Minister’s question hour. He said that for the last 20 years Chief Minister question session was taking place in the Assembly but it appears that the leader of the house was running away from answering questions due to which in the station the Chief Minister question answer has been done away with it.


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