Cong to move no-trust motion against Speaker

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 9: Alleging “partiality” by Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Congress today said it, along with other opposition parties, will bring a no-confidence motion against him tomorrow.
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)”.
“The slogans were misinterpreted by the Chair,” Jora said, adding “it is very unfortunate that the Chair of the Speaker is being misused by the BJP and PDP to further their own agenda by spreading lies and confusion in the House.”
The Congress, along with other opposition parties, is going to bring a no-confidence motion against the Speaker. “We are also meeting the Governor on this issue,” he said.