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Unprecedented happening in Assam Assembly; proceedings halt for 1 hour

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.

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Raktim (Rongmon)'s picture

The recent enquiry against the appointment of Sankar Baruah as DGP is a positive and encouraging step taken by a bold person senior ADG Sarada Prasad. Such enquiries are really needed in Assam. One such question that I would like to put to the CM Tarun Gogoi as to what makes him appoint the daughter-in-law of influential Congressman Bobbeeta Sharma, who was also a one time flop actress and an anchor who grabs commissioned programmes under political clout as Chairperson of the Assam State Film Development Corporation (ASFDC) for more than 6 years since her appointment in 2005. What about the like of Mridula Barua, Jahnu Barua, Jwangdao Bodosa, Timothy Das Hanse and other genuine personalities realted to Assamese films? ----Raktim Pegu Zoo-Narengi Road, Ghy-21

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