Accuses govt of favouring people from 2 Assembly constituencies
CM says Congress doing this to grab headlines
Shimla | TNR
Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the state Assembly on Wednesday to protest the Himachal government’s policy of resorting to outsourcing for recruitments.
This was the third consecutive day that the Congress staged a walkout from the House.
A day earlier, the Congress members had staged a walkout over the issue of the death of Mandi MP Ramswaroop Sharma.
Congress members’ stop work proposal
The Congress members, while protesting in the House over recruitment to government departments, boards and municipal corporations through outsourcing, also submitted a stop-work proposal in the House.
The proposal was moved by leader of the Opposition, Mukesh Agnihotri, Asha Kumari, Inder Dutt Lakhanpal, Dhaniram Shandil and Rajendra Rana.
However, Assembly Speaker Vipin Parmar rejected the proposal on the grounds that discussion on this issue has already been tabled under Rule 130 and members can offer their opinion during the discussion.
Congress seeks white paper on outsourcing recruitments
Leader of the Opposition, Mukesh Agnihotri, before leading his party’s members out of the House, said that the government was providing employment to its favourite people through this non-transparent process.
He alleged that areas in two Assembly constituencies were being favoured while providing employment through this process. He demanded that a white paper be issued on this.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, reacting to the walkout by Congress MLAs, retorted that the Opposition does not have an effective leader so they resort to such gimmicks.
They (Opposition) wish to grab headlines by staging a walkout, the CM added. He dismissed the Congress accusation of favouring areas in just two Assembly constituencies while providing employment.