'Maintain House's sanctity'

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/13/2018 2:13:44 AM Front Page

The second sitting of Legislative Assembly saw Devender Singh Rana lodging a strong protest with Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri over absence of Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb A Drabu and most of the PDP-BJP legislators from the House i for around 15 minutes, asking him to maintain the sanctity of the house. At exact 3 pm, NC's Nagrota Constituency legislator, Rana reached the house along with the BJP State President and MLA Jammu West, Sat Pal Sharma. Parliamentary Affairs Minister, AR Veeri was already in the house.
Finding Speaker, Finance Minister as well as most of the treasury benches' legislators absent from the house, he asked the Parliamentary Affairs Minister to take the house matters seriously and maintain the sanctity of the house.
Later at around 3:12, 12 minutes late from the scheduled time period for the second sitting, the Speaker Kavinder Gupta reached the Lower House and asked Devender Rana to speak on the Budget 2018-19.
To this, Rana said that he wouldn't speak until and unless Finance Minister would listen to him. The Finance Minister reached the house at around 3:14 pm following which he started speaking.

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