JK LC admits privilege motion against PDP

Jammu: A day after the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was adjourned amid uproar over dragging of the name of Union Minister Farooq Abdullah in the multi-crore JKCA scam, the House today admitted a privilege motion against PDP member Murtaza Khan.

As the proceedings of the House began today, National Conference MLC and Political Adviser to Chief Minister Devender Rana raised the issue of the privilege motion brought by him against Khan for dragging the name of Farooq Abdullah in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam.

He referred to the rule book and urged Legislative Council Chairman Amrit Malhotra to announce the decision over the issue. On Malhotra asking him whether he still insisted on the privilege motion, Rana replied in the affirmative. Following which the Chairman admitted the motion against Khan and referred it to the privilege committee.

Khan also raised the issue of a privilege motion against Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar for giving a wrong reply to his question. A decision on it will be taken up after studying it, the Chairman said.