Bengal Budget session begins with BJP’s slogan shouting, Governor cuts short his opening speech

The BJP wanted mention of "post-poll violence" in the Governor's speech.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had to cut short his Budget Speech at the State Assembly today, restricting it to a few minutes, as the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators started shouting slogans to protest the lack of mention of “post-poll violence” in the state in his speech.

The Budget Session started on Friday, and according to the rules, begins with the Governor’s speech. The speech is prepared by the state government authorities according to custom.

The BJP has been raising allegations of post-poll violence in the state, and demanded its mention in the Governor’s speech. The MLAs of the Opposition party started raising slogans and Dhankhar had to stop his speech mid-way. He started the speech again after a pause, but due to the slogan shouting, he stopped his speech again, and could not read the entire entire speech.

Dhankhar concluded his speech within a few minutes and left the Legislative Assembly.

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