Guj Cong MLAs suspended after ruckus over Anar land deal
Over 50 Congress MLAs were on Tuesday suspended for a day by the Gujarat Assembly Speaker for creating ruckus in the House over the issue of alleged allotment of land near Gir Lion Sanctuary at a cheaper rate to the business partners of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s daughter Anar.
The issue cropped up during Question Hour, when Congress MLA Mahendrasinh Baraiya sought clarification from the Speaker Ganpat Vasava for not taking up his resolution for discussion in the assembly.
Vasava refused to grant him any relief, saying that the resolution, which was about preservation of ecology near Gir sanctuary, touches a sub-judice matter and cannot be discussed in the House as per the set traditions.
On this, all the 50-odd Congress MLAs, who came prepared with placards, rushed into the well and demanded resignation of the CM and PM Narendra Modi, as the alleged allotment was given a go ahead when Modi was CM here while Patel was Revenue Minister in 2010.