Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, October 6
Almost two years after being elected, the first-timers among the many Congress legislators have discovered a voice and are demanding their due.
Having undercurrents of being a senior versus junior challenge, 12 first-time legislators have, in a letter to Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, demanded that they be allotted particular time to voice their views and lift their points when the Haryana Vidhan Sabha is in session.
Senior versus junior challenge
Normally what occurs is that the identical leaders get an opportunity to talk every time there is a chance, a debate or a dialogue. The longer one member speaks and overshoots his stipulated time, our time mechanically will get lowered. We wish equal likelihood since we’re all on equal footing. Niraj Sharma, Congress MLA from Faridabad
Sources mentioned that the MLAs — Niraj Sharma, Varun Chaudhary, Surender Pawar, Amit Sihag, Shailee Chaudhary, Shamsher Gogi, Maman Khan, Induraj Narwal, Kuldeep Vats, Sheesh Pal, Chiranjeev Rao, Balbir Israna — in a signed letter have additionally raised objections about being seated within the customer’s gallery, an association that’s in line with the Covid administration plan within the Home.
Whereas the legislators have clearly talked about that they don’t thoughts forgoing their allotted time if Congress Legislature Celebration (CLP) chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda desires to talk, they’ve urged the Speaker to allocate equal time to senior and junior leaders always.
“Normally what occurs is that the identical leaders get an opportunity to talk every time there is a chance, a debate or a dialogue. The longer one member speaks and overshoots his stipulated time, our time mechanically will get lowered. We wish equal likelihood since we’re all on equal footing,” explains Niraj Sharma, Congress MLA from Faridabad.
Varun Chaudhary from Ambala, maintains that the first-timers are solely searching for an opportunity to lift their points and take part within the proceedings as an alternative of limiting this to MLAs who’ve been elected to the Home greater than as soon as.
The legislators, within the letter, mentioned that the current seating association doesn’t permit them an opportunity to take part as a result of they often get “ignored”.
The Speaker, when contacted, mentioned, “Congress MLAs have given me this letter however time allocation is finished by the CLP chief. We solely allocate time to the celebration. How the chief divides it amongst the MLAs is his name. We go by the checklist acquired from him. Nevertheless, I’ve instructed them that we’ll see to it when the session comes.”
Chief of Opposition and CLP chief Hooda mentioned, “Any MLA can write to the Speaker and the legislators may be given time individually. There isn’t a bar on that.”