first_imgCongress leaders, led by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, on Friday approached the Governor, demanding revocation of the suspension of party MLA Karan Dalal from the State Assembly.The Speaker had suspended Mr. Dalal from the House for a period of one year during the recently concluded monsoon session after the ruling BJP and the Indian National Lok Dal both supported the motion for his suspension, for allegedly making a derogatory remark.”‘Unjust, arbitrary’ Terming the decision of suspending Mr. Dalal “unjust and arbitrary”, the Congress leaders in a memorandum to Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya said the decision was taken without giving Mr. Dalal an opportunity to explain his position.“This unfortunate episode has exposed the unethical understanding between the ruling party, the BJP, and the Opposition party, the INLD. We urged the Governor to advise the Speaker to rescind the order of suspension to save his constituent’s constitutional and democratic rights,” said Mr. Hooda.Mr. Hooda added that the party has requested the Governor to take serious note of the incidents of rising crimes, especially against women, and ask the State government to take effective steps to curb them.Petrol, diesel prices “Also, the prices of petrol and diesel are the highest ever. The common man is worst affected by the unprecedented hike. This has lead to inflation and increase in cost of production of crops. Several States like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka have reduced VAT on petroleum products to give relief to the people. We requested the Governor to impress upon the State government to reduce VAT on fuel to provide relief to the people,” said Mr. Hooda.last_img