Friday, August 12, 2005
Hello, check, check
The Times of India reports:
For the first time in the country’s legislative history, the Orissa assembly on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 each on three opposition MLAs for damaging the speaker’s microphones during Wednesday’s proccedings.Tsk tsk. Without the microphones, the speaker would have to shout, and then he'd be a shouter and not a speaker. That would certainly affect his throat, and soon enough he'd be a hoarse croaker, if not a raspy wheezer. Who would stand for elections to be the hoarse croaker of the legislature? Would you? See?
The house also passed a censure motion against the three. The microphones were damaged on Wednesday when the opposition members tried to storm into the speaker’s podium to disrupt assembly proceedings.