Oppn stages walkout in MP Assembly over not removing 'munare'
Bhopal, Mar 14: The main opposition Congress today staged a walkout in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly after being dissatisfied over the reply of Forest Minister Sartaj Singh regarding not removing 'munare' (type of signpost indicating that land belongs to the Government)' from the land belonging to Tribals and Minorities, despite court order.
Replying to a calling attention notice by Mr NP Prajapati and Mr Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi (both Cong), Mr Singh said the then Shahdol Divisional Forest Officer Nizam Qureshi and Deputy Ranger Dayashankar Shukla had not registered any false case against the peasants.
He said the Forest department will appeal against the lower court order within time limit.
Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh said the investigation into the matter has been carried out and the verdict has come in the favour of tribal peasants and minorities. He demanded that 'munare' be removed from the land as another investigation was not necessary.
The House witnessed discussion over the matter for about 30 minutes following which Mr Singh led a walkout by opposition members.