Patna: Main opposition RJD in Bihar on Tuesday created uproar in the state assembly alleging large-scale irregularities in National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and demanded a CBI probe into it.

Before the house assembled for the day, RJD MLAs organised demonstration in the main portico of the house holding anti-government placards and demanding probe into the alleged NRHM scam.

The agitated members later entered the house and alleged large-scale irregularities in NHRM. They alleged that under NHRM ovaries of a large number of women were removed.

"It is an extremely serious issue and the irregularities under NHRM should be probed by CBI," they said. Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary's ruling rejecting the adjourntment notice by RJD MLA Akhtarul Imam and others saying it was not in proper order, made the opposition MLAs angrier.

They demanded that the state government must ensure a debate on the subject which they claimed "very very serious."

Ruling JD(U) MLA Manjit SIngh had raised the issue through a short-notice question earlier but the question was transferred.

State Health Minister Ashqini Kumar Choubey said the matter was related to the Labour and Employment department and thus the health department had transferred the subject for reply to the state Labour and Employment department.

The government was earlier asked to explain as to whether the ovaries of more than 16,000 women in the age group of 20 years to 30 years were removed in 11 of the 38 districts in Bihar during 2010-12.


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