Ironically the anti-beef ban bill that was due for discussion was grounded as the speaker adjourned the House without even taking up the bill for discussion in the lower house of Jammu and Kashmir assembly.
In what was seen as a move to sabotage the bill, the law and parliamentary affairs minister Basharat Bukhari said that the house can run up to only 1:30 pm as per business advisory committee.
However, Omar Abdullah contradicted him by saying that the house can run up to midnight. We dont need to take lunch but discuss the bill, said Omar.
When we can sit in assembly up to 9 pm in Jammu why we cant sit here and discuss the bill, he asked.
However, Bukhari and Abdul Haq Khan opposed the extension of time.
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