The proceedings in Assam Assembly came to a grinding halt on Friday for almost an hour a day after the debate went all time low on Thursday.
As the House began its question hour at around 9 in the morning, Opposition members did not allow the Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai to come out of the chamber demanding steps to rein in Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma who locked horn with former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. Deputy Speaker Pranati Phukan who began the question hour in the absence of the opposition members adjourned the House for an hour. Later, The Speaker convened an all party meet at his chambers and promised that he would ensure that no member is allowed to go for any personal attack. Then, the Opposition came to participate in the House proceedings. The legislators call entire incident an unprecedented and unfortunate.
Notably, Mahanta called Dr Sarma a tail of dog while the health minister ridiculed the former Chief Minister for having unholy affair with Sanghamitra Bharali.