House violence: All-party meet fails to resolve row; probe on
Meanwhile, the Speaker on Wednesday formed two committees under Buddheshwar Mohanty, acting secretary of the Assembly, to probe the incident of power cut in the House in the morning for about seven minutes and also to look into the role of security men of the Assembly when the trouble broke out on Tuesday. “I called an all-party meeting in order to solve the problem. We requested Leader of Opposition Suryakanta Mishra to express regret for the three MLAs but he refused to do so. Even the Congress legislature party leader Md Sohrab requested them to do so but they again refused. In such circumstances it was not possible for me to revoke the suspension,’’ Speaker Biman Banerjee said.
Mishra said it was not possible for them to attend the session as the suspended Left members were not given a chance to defend themselves. “I repeatedly said it was the principle of natural justice that was flouted while delivering suspension order on our MLAs. They should have been given the chance to defend themselves. We will think over whether we will attend
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