Ruckus in LA as Cong, PDP MLAs exchange barbs
Published on January 12, 2017

Ruckus in LA as Cong, PDP MLAs exchange barbs

Ruckus in LA as Cong, PDP MLAs exchange barbs

Jammu, Jan 11: Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Legislative Assembly today as a Congress member slapped a privilege motion against a PDP MLA, with the latter claiming that has been threatened of murder by the former.

PDP and Congress MLAs also got into verbal duals by resorting to personal attacks on each other.

PDP's legislator from Batamaloo constituency Noor Mohammad Shiekh brought to the notice of the Speaker that the Congress MLA Usman Majid had threatened to kill him when latter was an ‘Ikhwan’ commander. Shiekh termed Usman Majid a “militant-turned-Ikhwani-turned-politician” in the Legislative Assembly when the member was not present in the House.

Shiekh alleged that Majid had abducted him and his father during the ‘Ikhwan’ days and that he was released only after paying Rs 60000. He said that Majid had threatened to “kill me once I came out of the House”.

He also demanded security from the Speaker.

As Majid came in the House, he entered into an argument Shiekh and said that the PDP member has resorted to such allegations against him because he had yesterday filed a privilege motion against him over his controversial remarks.

While several members from PDP stood with Noor Mohammad Shiekh, Congress members sided with Majid, triggering verbal duals and uproar in the House which continued for over 10-15 minutes disrupting the proceedings.

Majid also leveled several allegations against Shiekh while claiming that he was a militant and later dropped arms to come back to the mainstream as the Kashmir issue was a political problem and not a military problem.

On this, independent MLA Engineer Rashid intervened by asking PDP to clear its stand if Usman Majid was a surrendered militant (Ikhwani), if yes, then why was he a minister in the PDP government in 2002.

After Speaker Kaviner Gupta's intervention, calm was restored in the Assembly. 

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