Formalin issue echoes inside and outside Goa state assembly
Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant claimed the Congress was not serious about discussing the issue in the House.
The ongoing monsoon session of the assembly has been stalled for the last two days with the Congress seeking to move an adjournment motion to discuss the issue of traces of formalin found in fish brought to Goa from other states.
A toxic chemical, formalin is used to preserve bodies and prevent its decay in mortuaries.
Talking to media persons outside the assembly hall, Sawant criticised the opposition, saying their conduct was against the spirit of democracy.
"It was not right on part of the opposition to disrupt the House and not allow its functioning. It was not acceptable and not right on part of the party (Congress), which has some senior leaders," the Speaker said.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the noise created by opposition benches was "only to get cheap publicity".
"The noise was only for the purpose of taking cheap publicity. This is just a drama enacted by the Congress," Parrikar told reporters.
"Whatever action needs to be taken, we have already taken it," he said.
"This is a crime against humanity. Why no complaint has been filed? Why there is no FIR or arrest?" former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro said.
(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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