Jammu, Mar 5 (ANI): There was chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Saturday as the Opposition staged a walk out over alleged misappropriation and discriminatory allocation of funds in various assembly segments in the state.
As State Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma began replying to a question by PDP MLA Choudhary Zulfikar Ali in connection with upgradation of various health institutions and allocation of funds, Opposition leaders Harshdev Singh of JKNPP, M Y Tarigami of CPI (M) and Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari of PDP sought replies on the 'discriminatory role' of the government over these issues.
The assembly later witnessed noisy scenes, as an argument took place between the Health Minister and Harshdevi Singh, who alleged discrimination in the allocation of funds.
Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather later intervened and refuted the allegations, but the entire Opposition led by Mehbooba Mufti, Chaman Lal Gupta, Harshdev Singh, JSM member Ashwani Kumar and Independent Member Engineer Rashid began to raise slogans against the government, and asked for an end to the rule of misappropriation, loot and bungling of the government exchequer. (ANI)