Budget session begins on stormy note Oppn disrupts Guv Address against discrimination, seeks Govt dismissal

By Sanjeev Pargal

JAMMU, Feb 23: Budget session of the State Legislature today began on a stormy note with Governor NN Vohra’s Address to joint session of the Legislature being disrupted by official four member faction of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and lone member of Jammu State Morcha (JSM) in Central Hall of Legislature while the National Panthers Party (NPP) staging a demonstration outside. The BJP and JSM also held a protest outside the Legislature Hall before the Governor’s Address.However, the major 21 members opposition party, the PDP, maintained silence during the Governor Address. The PDP members led by their Legislature Party leader Mehbooba Mufti listened the Governor’s 48 minutes Address without any disruptions. Seven BJP rebels too kept quiet though their leader Prof Chaman Lal Gupta stood up for a while.After the BJP’s walk-out, the silence in the Central Hall of Legislature was broken