Opposition should participate in discussion instead of running away: C.M.


Dehradun 18 September, 2018(DIPR)-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that legislators have raised many good questions and are helping run the house smoothly. He was talking to media persons informally on the opening day of the state assembly session at Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday. He said that during the session the legislators asked their questions and they were replied by the government.  He further said that it was noticed that generally it happens rarely that all the questions put up by the legislators are answered. From this point of view, the first day of the session was successful. Chief Minister visibly happy with the issues raised by the legislators said that it was the uniqueness of democracy that legislators raise questions related with the common masses.

Asked about the questions raised by the legislators, whether on petrol prices or food prices, he said that the Parliamentary Affairs Minister gave answers of all those questions. Chief Minister said that inflation was well under control and the cause of rise in petrol and diesel prices was due to increase in the prices of crude oil at the international level.

On the issue of opposition walkout on rising inflation, Chief Minister said that opposition should not walkout of the assembly but join the discussion.” The government is listening to their questions and they should also have patience to listen to the answers. By boycotting the house it seems that they are not concerned about the replies of their questions but only want to create ruckus. The state government is willing to discuss each and every issue in the assembly and the opposition should participate instead of running away from discussion,” he said.

Asked about the law and order situation, Chief Minister said that police has acted swiftly in the heinous crimes like rape and arrested the culprits. Regarding broad daylight murder today, he said that the murderers have been identified and would be arrested soon.  He further said that the police are working efficiently to control crime.