Pandemonium in Assam assembly

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 18:19

by the principal opposition party, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF),
following alleged unparliamentarily remarks by the speaker.

Trouble started after AIUDF members stormed the well
of the assembly expressing dissatisfaction over a reply
by Irrigation Minister Ardhendu Kumey Dey to questions on
flood control and release of funds for erosion affected
families.

Speaker Pranab Gogoi made some remarks while trying to
calm the agitating AIUDF members. But the remark was not
audible in the din.

Following this the AIUDF MLAs, led by their leader
Sirajuddin Ajmal, staged a walk out.

Later talking to reporters Ajmal announced that his
party will henceforth boycott proceedings of the house till
the Speaker withdraws his remarks.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 18:19

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