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LF, Congress continue protest
inside WB Assembly

2017-02-17

PTI

Kolkata, Feb 17 :  Members of the Left Front andCongress today continued to stage protests inside West BengalAssembly against suspension of Leader of the Opposition AbdulMannan by Speaker Biman Banerjee.

Both the Left Front and Congress MLAs stood on theirfeet as soon the house began and rushed towards the Speaker'schair with placards and started slogan shouting.

Proceedings during the morning session continued,though replies made by the ministers were disturbed by thecommotion made by Opposition members.

Mannan, who was suspended by the Speaker on Februaryeight for opposing West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order(Amendment) Bill, 2017 and termed it as "black law" whilerefusing to heed to the Speaker who asked him to wait fordiscussions on it.

He was evicted from the house by the marshal duringwhich he was taken ill and was hospitalised. Congress and itsally Left Front members were protesting inside the House sincethen.

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