Cong MLAs wear onion garlands in HP Assembly to protest price rise
Congress legislators wore garlands of onions during the Question Hour on the second day of the ongoing winter session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly here on Tuesday as a mark of protest against the high prices of the edible bulb.
Wearing onion garlands, Congress MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri trooped into the Well. They held banners and raised slogans against the price rise. A few minutes later, they walked out from the House.
The Congress members raised slogans such as "Bhajpa Ka Dekho Khel, Mehanga Pyaz, Mehanga Tel," "Ye Mehangi Kaha Se Aayi, Bhajpa Laayi-Bhajpa Layi" to target the BJP government over price hike issue.
Speaker Rajiv Bindal warned the Congress legislators not to fling jibe, carry banners and wear garlands in the Assembly. He told them their action was against the set rules.
However, the Congress MLAs kept on raising slogans as the proceedings of the Question Hour continued.
A few minutes later, they staged a walkout from the Assembly at 11.35 am.