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Absenteeism of Congress legislators in Punjab assembly

Cong MLAs

Congress scolded the MLAs for the thin strength during budget session

The seriousness of the Congress legislators in Punjab assembly during budget session shown by their thin strength as majority of the legislators were not present during the budget session in assembly.

As per the information, the Congress legislators afforded to miss the session and absenteeism was visible especially during the budget session when the issue of SYL took the centre stage.

Party leadership scolded legislators

Taking a serious note of the thin strength of Congress legislators during the budget session in the Assembly, the party leadership had issued a whip to all party MLAs to be present in the House on March 21 and 22.

Ever since the Assembly session began, few Congress MLAs have been present, especially during Channi’s speech on the SYL issue and during the Budget discussion. Interestingly, Channi was targeted by the treasury benches after his speech on the Budget discussion; just four Congress MLAs were present.

Only four Congress legislators when bills were cleared by Vidhan Sabha

As per the information, the legislators had started leaving the house especially in zero hour. When the cleared bills came up for discussion, there were only two legislators; Tarlochan Singh Soond and Ashwani Sekhri were present. After few minutes leader of opposition Charanjit Singh Channi and Bharat Bhushan Ashu joined them.

PPCC Chief had to intervene for ensuring the strength of MLAs in assembly


The matter was highlighted to the party chief and the incumbent PPCC Chief Amarinder Singh had took the serious note on the thin strength of the legislators. He issued the whip to the legislators and himself visited the assembly on March 21 where he taught the legislators to maintain the decorum in the session by proper strength especially during the important sessions.