Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was adjourned on Friday following pandemonium as opposition MLAs stormed the speaker’s podium to protest against a government order allowing mining rights to non-local bidders.
Opposition National Conference (NC) and Congress MLAs jumped protested against the statutory rules order (SRO) NO.105 that allows a breather of three months for non-local bidders to carry on mining operations in the state. Some members of ruling coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs were also seen near the podium as repeated requests from Speaker Kavinder Gupta failed to restore order. The speaker then adjourned the house for 15 minutes.
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