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Bhopal, Aug 9 : The Madhya Pradesh Assembly witnessed an uproar on Monday – the inaugural day of the Monsoon Session – over the issue of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.
As soon as proceedings commenced, Speaker Girish Gautam made obituary references to Padma Shri Milkha Singh and other personages who departed during the intersession period. The ruckus commenced when tributes were being paid.
Denouncing the pandemonium as an instance of the Congress’ “low-level politics,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan underlined that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is the greatest protector of adivasi interests.
“By shedding crocodile tears in the context of tribal issues, the Congress is rending the traditions of this august House. On the contrary, the BJP alone ensured development of tribes and shall continue to do so. November 15 (the birth anniversary of immortal freedom fighter Birsa Munda) will be observed as Tribal Pride Day and that shall be a holiday,” he added.
The Speaker adjourned proceedings till 1100 hrs on Tuesday.
Interacting with the press in the Vidhan Sabha premises, Congress state President and erstwhile chief minister Kamal Nath alleged that the BJP dispensation insulted adivasis by not declaring a public holiday on this occasion.