Jaipur, (JPN/Bureau): The Rajasthan State Assembly witnessed chaos when the opposition BJP staged walkout after demanding resignation of Home Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal following recovery of cartridges from his baggage at IGI airport in New Delhi last month.

Former Home Minister and BJP legislator Gulabchand Kataria raised the issue in the House blaming Dhariwal of misusing his position and blotting the state's image by trying
to carry the cartridges illegally.

He said, "Dhariwal violated security norms and was let off by the security authority there which raises question mark even on the CISF officials who were satisfied by the clarification of Dhariwal as a minister."

Reacting to the allegation, Dhariwal informed the House that the cartridges were recovered in his baggage during the security check and it all was by mistake, unknowingly, and he
was ready to face any enquiry or criminal case if it is found to be an intentional act.
   
 Dhariwal also said that he was allowed to board the same flight he was scheduled to take, after he gave the CISF in written that he and his son have valid arms license and he will produce the relevant documents on reaching Jaipur.
   
 "I was allowed to board the flight after a written assurance that I will be submitting the documents on reaching Jaipur," he said.
    
However, the opposition BJP, not satisfied with the response, sought a reply from chief minister Ashok Gehlot and demanded Dhariwal's resignation even as they staged a walk
out.
    
12 live cartridges were found in Dhariwal's hand baggage when he was to board a flight to Jaipur from the IGI airport. The cartridges were found during security check at the airport when he was to take a Jet Airways flight on January 30, airport sources said.