Session on Prakash Parv held in Punjab; trust vote petition dismissed

CHANDIGARH: The one-day special session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, convened today to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur, ended without a general protest from the opposition.

Despite the political upheaval in the state, the session ended without any uproar. The SAD requested at the last minute to direct the Chief Minister to prove his majority in the House, but the Speaker ignored it.

Even the murmur of showing strength between the two factions of the ruling Congress led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and State Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu remained the same.

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Speaker Rana KP Singh, Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema and former Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar in their address on the life and teachings of the ninth Guru, highlighted the importance of pluralism in society. And to maintain peace and harmony there is a need to serve humanity.

On the occasion, the Speaker read out messages sent by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Later the House was adjourned sine die.