Governor`s speech disrupted in Assam assembly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 15:59
Guwahati: Assam assembly on Tuesday witnessed uproar with the opposition led by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) disrupting the governor's speech on the opening day of the budget session.

Minutes after Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik began his address, opposition members led by former Chief Minister, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and AGP President Chandra Mohan Patowary disrupted his speech.

They rushed to the well raising slogans and displaying placards against the alleged corruption in the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government.

Demanding the resignation of Gogoi, the opposition members urged the speaker to adjourn the rest of the day's proceedings to discuss corruption, price rise as well as law and order issues in the state.

As Speaker Tanka Bahadur Rai announced that the governor's speech was taken as 'read', opposition legislators accused him of being party to the government and protecting the chief minister.

Even as the speaker went on with the proceedings of the house, the opposition continued to protest from the well. Nothing could be heard in the din as both the opposition and treasury bench exchanged loud slogans.


First Published: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 15:59

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