Angry PDP legislator Syed Bashir wednesday slapped member of watch and ward staff, at least four times, while he was being marshaled out of the house on the directions of the speaker Mubarak Gul.
Instead of feeling sorry for his ‘unruly’ behaviour the PDP MLA Syed Bashir, representing Rajpoora Assembly constituency, tried to downplay the issue claiming that he was not strong enough to slap anyone.
On the other hand, the speaker of the assembly and other members condemned the slapping incident but no action was taken against the PDP MLA.
The situation turned ugly in the house when PDP MLA made a desperate effort to raise the issue of shortage of ration supply for migrants living in the Jagti Migrant colony.
When he was directed by the speaker not to disturb the proceedings as Agriculture Minister GH Mir was tabling the grants of the department the PDP MLA ignored the diktats and started raising the issue while approaching the well of the house.
Acting swiftly the Speaker directed the marshals to evict him out of the house. While marshals pushed him at least five PDP MLA’s including Naizam Din Bhat, Dr Mohd Shafi, and three others came to his rescue but they too were marshaled out on the directions of the speaker.
Leader of the opposition Mehbooba Mufti along with senior PDP legislator AR Veeri protested against the ill treated meted to the PDP legislators but their please were also ignored by the speaker forcing them to stage a walk out from the house.
Speaking to reporters outside the assembly, PDP MLA Syed Bashir said, he was only trying to raise the issue of shortage of ration supplies in the Jagri Migrant colony but the speaker disallowed him.
He said, the role of the legislators is not to enjoy free lunches using coupons but raise public centric issues and he too was trying to do the same but was prevented to do so.
He, however, admitted the fact that during the scuffle such things happen but added that he was not strong enough to slap anyone. I am not strong enough and i have not slapped any one,he added while admitting that in the milee he too had thrashed anyone as he felt humiliated when he was tackled harshly by the marshals.