Cong alleges partiality by Speaker, threatens no-trust motion

JAMMU: Alleging “partiality” by Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Congress today said it, along with other opposition parties, will bring a no-confidence motion against him.

The Speaker is behaving in a “partial manner” and “not upholding respect and dignity of Chair”, Congress Legislative party leader Nawang Rigzin Jora told reporters here.

“Speaker Kavinder Gupta has falsely accused me of raising slogans (inside the assembly) which are against the national interest. Congress was protesting against the atrocities and misrule of this Government and total failure of law and order machinery in the State,” he said.

Jora said the Congress MLAs were raising slogans like “PDP ka kya farman, Kashmir banega kabristan (what is PDP’s call, Kashmir should become a graveyard)” and “PDP ki kya pehachan, Kashmir banega Nagpur (what is PDP’s identity, Kashmir will become Nagpur, a reference to RSS headquarters)”. (AGENCIES)