Uproar in Assembly over allegation of bribe demanded for pistol licence


Balodabazar MLA Pramod Sharma alleged in the Chhattisgarh legislative assembly on Tuesday that he was asked for a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for a pistol licence, leading to an uproar in the House with opposition BJP members and ruling party MLAs indulging in allegations counter allegations. 

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During the Question Hour of the House, issues related to school education, school buildings, development of villages were raised. The Tribal Development Minister suspended an Assistant Commissioner in connection with irregularities in the regularization of daily wage earners. 

The issue of dilapidated schools was raised in the assembly. MLA Bhubaneshwar Shobharam Baghel and MLA Chandan Kashyap raised questions regarding Dongargarh assembly constituency and Narayanpurassembly constituency. 

PCC President Mohan Markam also raised questions regarding schools without compound in his constituency. 

In response, School Education Minister Dr Prem SaiSingh Tekam said that the repair of dilapidated buildings of all the schools in all the assembly constituencies of the state will be done before the next academic session. Taking a dig, BJP MLA Ajay Chandrakar said the entire school education department is ‘dilapidated’. Minister Tekam said that the department is repairing the school buildings which were destroyed in the last 15 years. MLA AmiteshShukla raised the issue of corruption in hostel construction.

Bilaspur MLA Shailesh Pandey raised college ground issue

Bilaspur city MLA Shailesh Pandey questioned the sale of a college ground. He said how the ground of JP Verma College in Bilaspur disappeared. The Revenue Minister said that the trustees did not sell the land. The land which has been donated is different and the one which is to be sold has not been donated. Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal said that this matter is under consideration in the High Court.

Ruckus over police action being taken against BJP workers and leaders

Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel, MLA Shivratan Sharma, Brijmohan Agrawal raised the criminal cases being registered against the leaders and workers of Bharatiya Janata Party. They called it an act of political vendetta. Minister Mohammad Akbar said that action will be taken against those who are guilty. Action was taken against those who attacked the police in Kawardha. When chaos was created by the opposition over the issue, the Speaker adjourned the House for few minutes.

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