3 Assam MLAs suspended for ruckus over Rahul disqualification

HY News 29 March, 2023 02:35 pm IST

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The Assam assembly on Wednesday witnessed a ruckus after the Congress introduced an adjournment motion to discuss the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha following a court verdict.

Speaker Biswajit Daimary was forced to adjourn the House twice, and suspended two Congress MLAs and an Independent legislator for the day.

As soon as the Question Hour was over, Daimary allowed Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia to raise the notice and asked him to speak on the admissibility of the motion.

Replying to the motion, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "It's unprecedented that we're expressing opinions on a judicial matter here. I know that a decision was taken at Congress Legislature Party last night to create noise here."

This led to a noisy scene with Congress MLAs, followed by all other opposition members from AIUDF, CPI (M) and Independent, moving to the well of the House.

They raised slogans in favour of Rahul Gandhi and displayed placards. The BJP members too rushed to the well and raised slogans denouncing Gandhi.

The Speaker then moved to the next item of the House and allowed tabling of the various standing committee reports. After that, Daimary adjourned the House for 15 minutes.

As the chief minister was insisting on giving a reply, the Congress MLAs and Independent member Akhil Gogoi again moved to the well showing placards.

Daimary repeatedly asked Gogoi and others to go back to their seats, but nobody paid any heed.

Following this, he suspended Gogoi and Congress MLAs Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and Jakir Hussain Sikdar from House for the entire day. The House marshals dragged the three legislators out of the House.

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