Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha and the Treasury bench requested the opposition members, boycotting the Lower House proceedings for not letting them speak in the house on the issue of Agnnipath-Agnivir, to attend the house and join the proceedings.
Following the decision of the Leader of the opposition Tejaswi Prasad Yadav to boycott proceedings of the Assembly till their demand for a debate on the Agnipath scheme in the House was not accepted by the Speaker, the entire opposition which had boycotted the post-lunch sitting of the Assembly on Tuesday adhered to the decision and boycotted the house on Wednesday too.
Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, amid question hour proceeding, requested the opposition members to attend the house which he said was not a place for political competitions and to settle political grievances.
He said in a democratic set up the house is a center of public sentiment and the members even after belonging to different political ideologies represent the people.
This house has given a special identity to the members who were bound to follow the laid rules and principles in the interest of the people so that their trust in the house remains intact.
He appealed to the members not to let the house become prey to rivalry and to refrain from issuing any statement outside the house as it sends the wrong signal.