Assembly begins amid hullabaloo, Opposition disrupts Guv address, stages walkout

JAMMU, JAN 2: Over month long Assembly session of Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature on Tuesday commenced amid hullabaloo as members of the opposition National Conference and Congress disrupted the Governor N N Vohra’s address and staged walkout.
As soon as Vohra started addressing the joint sitting of the Legislature, NC and Congress MLAs disrupted the speech shouting ‘PDP-BJP Sarkar Hai Hai’, ‘Nikammi Sarkar Hai Hai’, ‘Qatil Sarkar Hai-Hai’.
Carrying black flags and placards the opposition raised anti-government slogans while they kept shouting and later staged walkout of the Assembly Hall.
Speaking to reporters outside, NC Legislature Party leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said, “the present dispensation has failed on all fronts. There is total chaos and uncertainty in the state under present govt rule.”
Sagar said, “People of all the three regions have rejected the PDP-BJP Government. Opposition will tune with the Prime Minister’s Independence Day Address reflecting his concern and empathy for the people of J&K.
Seeking involvement of all sections of the society in the dialogue process, the Governor said that the Government appeals all those who had earlier refused to be part of the peace process to come forward and accept the Special Representative’s offer for engaging in dialogue. (Agencies)