As the House sat for the day to take up Question Hour, Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav rose from his seat and asked Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary that they are not happy with the reply Kumar had given on Wednesday and would not relent till the government orders a probe by RAW, CBI or an ex-DGP of the state into serial blasts in the rally that killed seven people. (Agencies)
Soon, BJP Legislators trooped into the well of the House in support of the demand.
The Speaker's repeated requests to the members to restore peace fell on deaf ears of the protesting BJP members.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not present in the House.
The Speaker even told the agitating MLAs that many school students have come to the Assembly to learn about parliamentary democracy and what impression they would carry watching unruly scenes but the agitators did not yield.
The Speaker adjourned the House till 12 o'clock. When the House reassembled, the BJP members were again on their feet on the same issue.
In between exchange of angry words between BJP and JD-U members, Parliamentary Affairs minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said that NIA (National Investigation Agency) is already probing the matter, hence what’s the rationale for demanding inquiry by any other agency.
Industry minister Renu Kushwaha also protested disruption of House and said instead of disturbing Assembly the BJP members should go outside for agitation.
When the House reassembled, the BJP members again created commotion over the same issue.
But, the din continued in the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the Assembly till 2 pm.
While, the former NDA allies continued with their bickering, RJD and Congress members sat quietly in the House.
Later, the opposition leader Nand Kishore Yadav told reporters in his Assembly chamber that BJP would not allow the House to function till the government orders a probe by RAW, CBI or an ex-Bihar DGP into ‘lapses’ in security arrangements for Narendra Modi rally at Gandhi Maidan on October 27 last.
He distributed two orders of the Patna district administration that contained comprehensive security drill for the rally in the light of alerts send by the Centre on October 23 about threat on Narendra Modi.
The drill included installing four watch towers inside Gandhi Maidan with police and other officials placed on it to keep a watch over the rally crowd.
Besides, they had emphasized on individual frisking of every individual coming for the rally and installation of metal detectors.
"On whose instruction the drill was not followed?" Yadav said and demanded a high level probe into it.
"Responsibility needs to be fixed for the event that had created panic across the nation," he said.
The opposition leader alleged that out of rivalry with Narendra Modi, the CM did not pay much attention to ensure security for the October 27 ‘Hoonkar rally’.
On Kumar talking about terror attacks in other parts of the country, including in Ahmedabad in 2008 and why only Patna blasts was being discussed, Yadav said that people of that state would ask such questions but since a dastardly act has taken place in heart of Patna the CM owes an explanation on ‘lapses’ that could have killed Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders.
As the House sat for the day to take up Question Hour, Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav rose from his seat and asked Speaker Udai Narayan Chaudhary that they are not happy with the reply Kumar had given on Wednesday and would not relent till the government orders a probe by RAW, CBI or an ex-DGP of the state into serial blasts in the rally that killed seven people.