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Lakhipur saves Congress face

Congress candidate Rajdeep Goala stole the show in the assembly by polls defeating his nearest rival AIUDF candidate Mukesh Pandey at the end of the poll counting on Tuesday. The son of former MLA Dinesh Prasad Goala obtained 80,096 votes followed by AIUDF candidate where BJP candidate had to remain satisfied with third position.  

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GST dominates spl House session

8 May 2017 - 10:58am | AT News

A three day special Assam assembly session from Monday will pass the Assam Goods Services Tax, 2017 to open a new leaf in the country’ tax regime.

Apart from it, the government is expected to table six other bills which include the Assam College Employees (Provincialization) Amendment Bill, the Assam Appropriation Bill (No VI), the Assam Taxation (specified land) (Amendment) Bill, the Plantation Labour (Amendment) Bill, the Payment of Bonus (Assam Amendment) Bill, the Assam Board of Revenue (Amendment) Bill.

The session will end on Thursday and the authorities will allow the news and current affairs channels to live telecast the entire assembly proceedings.

BPF-AGP-BJP forming govt in Assam: Jual Oram

30 Mar 2016 - 10:01pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram has claimed that BJP led Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) and Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) alliance government in Assam would be formed after the scheduled assembly election.

Union Minister Jual Oram has campaigned in a chartered Helicopter for alliance partner BPF candidate at Haraputa ground for 28-Gossaigaon constituency in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar on Wednesday, was accompanied BTC chief and BPF president Hagrama Mohilary and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary. Oram addressed the campaigned in a well attended gathering said that this time BJP-BPF-AGP alliance is forming the state government in Assam as irrespective community and citizens are supporting the alliance parties. Union Minister slammed the Congress party said that the Congress in its third consecutive terms in the state has failed to fulfill hopes and aspirations of the citizens, so this time common publics are voting to the BJP and its alliance parties to meet good governance and social uplift. He has appealed to all sections of communities to vote for the BPF candidates in the scheduled election and help the parties to form government in the state.

Mohilary said that BJP led alliance party is winning over 75 seats in the assembly election and government formation is sure. He said that the exit poll announced by some agencies in the state of forming BJP led alliance government is predicting for the alliance parties for the state. He has predicted that AIUDF chief Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal can’t be Chief Minister during his presence, because AIUDF is defeating in large number of seats in the state. He said that his party was working for the all round development in the region.

‘We want early enlisted of the six ethnic communities in the ST status in the state. We have sent no objection certificate (NOC) to government to the inclusion of Scheduled Tribe (ST) for six communities of the state. He has urged Union Minister Oram to accord ST to the communities’, Mohilary said.

Jual Oram said that we (alliance parties) are forming alliance government in the state, no doubt. Congress is taking farewell from Assam as common publics are voting against them in the assembly election. The state government in Assam led by BJP alliance parties would be formed by Sarbananda Sonowal,who is Chief Ministerial candidate. We have been working to the all round development of the region through which his party and alliance partners are getting mass supports in the state.

‘I promise to implement the issue and demands raised from several organizations which included ST status to the six ethnic communities in state would be solved as soon as possible. The issue granting of ST status has been assessed through a committee was formed under the headed by special secretary for Home Affairs to accord the ST status in the state’, Oram said.

Oram on the funding pattern to district councils said that BJP led NDA government at centre was working to give direct fund to the councils so that the district council could be able to speedy up developmental and welfare activities in the region. He has alleged that Congress party never wants welfare of the common publics in their reigned, besides they have been corrupted peoples’ fund mean for public development.

Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary and party candidate for Gossaigaon LAC were also addressed the campaign meeting.

House adjourned over RS poll controversy

29 Mar 2010 - 6:57pm | editor

A simmering political mercury over the recent Rajya Sabha polls has forced the adjournment of the House twice in 30 minutes on Monday. it All these began when the opposition party MLAs disrupted the proceedings as soon as the House started its question hour. Raising banners and festoons, the Opposition parties alleged murder of democracy in the Rajya Sabha polls. The Opposition parties demanded point of order in view of the serious allegations of horse trading in the poll. Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai refused to accede to the demand. The Opposition party MLAs said they would not allow the House to function unless point of order is allowed. Amid an unruly scene, the Speaker adjourned the House for a brief period of 15 minutes. When the proceedings resume at 9-30 in the morning the situation refused to improve forcing the Speaker to re-adjourn the House. BJP, AGP and AIUDF have demanded disqualification of the MLAs who refused to toe on the party line in the Rajya Sabha polls.