While marshals were removing them, suddenly, PDP MLA Bashir caught hold of the collar of a marshal and slapped him thrice.
Mehbooba Mufti, PDP Legislative Party leader and another MLA A R Veeri, tried to draw the Speaker’s attention towards the issue but their was no response and they also staged a walkout from the House. Later, Bashir told reporters,”I was raising the issue of Kashmiri Pandit migrants from Pulwama, who have not received ration for this month till now. I wanted to raise this issue in the assembly, but the Speaker did not allow, saying it was question hour.” “It was my responsibility as an assembly member to raise the issue, but they did not listen to me. What is the use of this assembly”, Bashir said. He said that he wanted to make the government aware about the unavailability of the food to them. “This is shame for this house if we come here to eat food on token given by the house and not raise the public issue,” he added. As a mark of the protest, PDP MLAs did not return to the house. (PTI)