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Noisy scene witnessed on opening day of Bengal budget session

Friday, 2 July 2021 (17:02 IST)
Kolkata: The noisy scene was witnessed on the opening day of the West Bengal Assembly budget as the BJP legislators jumped into the well and shouted slogans while governor Jagdeep Dhankar began his formal inaugural speech, which was cut to about four minutes only due to ruckus.
As the session began around 2 pm, the governor began to address the written speech, the opposition BJP legislators jumped into the well and shouted slogans together creating a ruckus in which the speech of the governor was hardly audible.
However, the governor's address came to an end in about four minutes and then he left the assembly.
Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari later in a media conference alleged that the writ had no mention regarding the violence post the counting scenario in West Bengal.
At the beginning of the session, the BJP MLAs started protesting in the assembly hall. The governor tried to read the budget speech during the protest.But Governor Jagdeep Dhankar finished his speech in just four minutes.
This was the first day of the budget session after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee led her party to return and formed the third consecutive government since 2011.
In the 294-seat assembly for which the poll was fought for 292 seats in which the Trinamool Congress won a record 213 seats and BJP gained 77. The CPI(M) led Left Front and Congress drew a blank for the first time.
While TMC's 209 MLAs attended, the BJP had 74 members. BJP's two MLAs quit the seats as they opted to hold their Parliament membership.
BJP MLA from Krishnanagar Uttar Mukul Roy, who returned to TMC, was seen sitting at the opposition bench with BJP MLAs. BJP leader Mr Adhikari has already written to West Bengal Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee to suspend Mukul Roy under anti-defection law.
Earlier, the Governor laid a wreath at the statue of Ambedkar in the Assembly premises.
Then Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Biman Banerjee came forward to receive him.They handed over the wreath to the governor.(UNI) 

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