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Haryana Budget Session begins, likely to be stormy

Shiv Rawal | Chandigarh |

The Budget Session of Haryana Assembly, which commenced on Monday with the House paying homage to prominent personalities and martyrs of the state, is likely to be stormy from on Tuesday as the Opposition today has announced to encircle the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the ongoing Jat agitation and controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue.

The leader of Opposition and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala today said that their party would raise the issue in the House seeking clarification from the ruling party.

"While marching towards the Punjab, the INLD leaders and workers were arrested by the Punjab police on the border. Even the Haryana police had also put up the barricades at three places to stop us. Instead of co-operating us on the SYL issue, leaders from the ruling BJP is alleging that the INLD is trying all this to hit the headlines but we will answer this in the House," said Chautala, reaching here after his release from Patiala jail.

Apart from this, the ruling would be questioned on the issues, including the ongoing agitation by the Jat community for their various demands, pathetic condition of farmers, power and water crisis in the state, he added.

Congress party too has announced to encircle the ruling on several issues, including the Jat agitation saying that the state government has failed to reach an agreement with the agitators despite the fact that the ongoing protest has been going on almost for one month in the state.

A total of 17 calling attention motions and four government Bills have been received by the Assembly for the Budget Session.

Apart from this, the Vidhan Sabha has received 510 starred questions, including 123 from BJP, 99 from Congress, 239 from INLD, 11 from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), 20 from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and 18 from independent legislators.