Former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has termed the improvement as a “black working day for democracy”


Up-to-date:January 8, 2019, 3:18 PM IST

Congress' NP Prajapati Elected MP Assembly Speaker as BJP Not Allowed to Propose Nominee
File photo of new Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati.
Bhopal: Congress MLA N P Prajapati was on Tuesday elected Speaker of the 15th Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the absence of BJP MLAs who walked out in protest of the protem speaker’s refusal to enable the opposition social gathering propose the title of its nominee for the Constitutional article.

Former main minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has termed the growth as a “black working day for democracy”. Soon after proceedings for the day started, the BJP desired to suggest the title of its nominee Vijay Shah for the post of Speaker, which was not allowed by protem speaker Deepak Saxena.

The refusal by Saxena sparked protests with BJP MLAs dashing to the Very well of the Residence, forcing the protem speaker to adjourn the proceedings twice for a time period of ten minutes each and every.

Right after the Household reassembled, BJP customers introduced boycott of proceedings and staged a walkout. In the absence of BJP MLAs, Congress customers proposed the name of Prajapati, the MLA from Gotegaon, adhering to which the protem speaker requested a voice vote. Prajapti secured all 120 votes of MLAs of Congress and its allies.
In the 230-member Household, the Congress has 114 MLAs and is supported by 7 additional MLAs – SP (1) and BSP (2) and 4 independents. BJP has 109 MLAs.

Just after the walkout, Chouhan termed the protem speaker’s selection to not let BJP suggest the name of the get together nominee as “anti-democratic”.

“This is the black day for democracy in the historical past of the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly,” the former chief minister explained.

Later, BJP MLAs walked in a march to Raj Bhawan to post a memorandum on the concern to Governor Anandiben Patel. The Kamal Nath-led Congress federal government arrived to electricity last month. &#13

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