Ranchi: The Jharkhand Assembly was adjourned sine die on Wednesday after the Speaker, Alamgir Alam, rejected a no-confidence notice against him prompting opposition MLAs to hurl chairs and engage in heated exchanges with the ruling side.

As the Speaker quoted rules and procedures to reject the notice seeking his ouster for alleged partisan role, submitted by 12 opposition MLAs on Tuesday, the Opposition led by its leader and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda trooped into the well shouting slogans.

As a BJP MLA, P. N. Singh, was seen forcibly asking the House reporters in the well to leave while some other legislators overturned chairs, the Speaker announced adjournment sine die, two days ahead of schedule of the monsoon session. Even after the announcement, both the ruling and opposition members, including one of the signatories to the notice, BJP’s Sarya Roy, and several ministers were seen engaged in a fierce verbal exchange.

Trouble erupted on Monday over a newspaper report that Binod Sinha, a businessman who had amassed Rs.200 crore, had proximity to Chief Minister Madhu Koda, forcing a brief adjournment as soon as the House began its day.- PTI