The House witnessed an uproar when the Opposition demanded discussion on the Chirang incident along with the Assam-Nagaland flare up.
Parliamentary Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said the two issues could not be discussed as per law for they were sub-judice with Opposition AGP's Jagadish Bhuyan and Zoii NathSarma filing a PIL in the Gauhati High Court on 25 August on the incident of police firing at Rangajan in Golaghat district on 19 and 20 August.
The opposition MLAs started shouting at the chair for not being allowed to discuss the issues. The entire Opposition comprising 44 MLAs from AIUDF, AGP, BJP and BPF staged a walkout.
1 Aug 2007 - 3:15pm | editor Guwahati : Unidentified militants abducted Mr. Anirudha Tanti from Hirajuli Tea Estate last night. Anirudha is the son of Ex MLA and senior congress leader Bhimananda Tanti. He is an Assistant Manager of the Tea Estate. Anirudha was on the way to his official quarter, when he was abducted. Family member filed an FIR about his abduction this evening. Tanti is also the Vice President of Assam Chah Majdoor Sangha. Police are yet to confirm who is behind this kidnapping. Anirudha is about 35 years old.
Amid tight security, voting is going on in Dhubri on Thursday.
Polling is underway in 1940 booths from 7 in the morning where 15,48, 849 electorates will decide the fate of 15 candidates.
Guarded by security forces, voters waiting in huge queues in front of the booths to exercise their franchise. Pollings are set to end by 5 in the evening. The contest is expected to be between AIUDF Chief and sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal, Congress candidate Wazed Ali Choudhury and BJP's Debamoy Sanyal. Counting will take place on May 16.