J&K Assembly: BJP legislators stage walkout

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Two Bharatiya Janata Party legislators on Wednesday staged walkout of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council demanding deceleration of holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh Birth Anniversary and compensation to the farmers for the land acquired by the Government for Ring Road Project in Jammu.

MLA Marh Sukhnandan Choudhary staged protest in the well of the House demanding compensation to the farmers whose land is being acquired by the Government for constructing Ring Road project.

The MLA said that the Government on one hand has stopped the project in Srinagar but the same is under progress in Jammu district without providing sufficient compensation to the farmers.

He said that that the Government had acquired large chunk of land of farmers for the Ring Road project but the compensation given to them was meagre.

Shouting slogans, the BJP member walked out of the Legislative Assembly.

Meanwhile another BJP member, MLC Ajatshatru Singh staged walkout of the Upper House demanding declaration of state holiday on the Birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler.

Mr Singh in the last Assembly session also brought resolution in the Legislative Council seeking holiday.

He however, lashed out at the Government for not considering his resolution and failed to declare holiday on account of birth anniversary of the Maharaja in 2017.

The MLC amid protest, later staged walkout of the House.

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