Stalemate in Assam assembly ends
Guwahati: The three-day old stalemate in the
Assam assembly ended on Thursday with the opposition, AIUDF, AGP and
BJP deciding to end their boycott after a meeting with Speaker
Leader of Opposition and All India United Democratic
Front MLA Sirajuddin Ajmal, Asom Gana Parishad MLA Keshab
Mahanta and Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader
Prashanta Phukan met Gogoi at his chamber in the assembly.
The meeting was also attended by Enviroment and Forest
Minister Rockybul Hussain and Legislative Affairs Minister
Nilamoni Sen Deka.
Coming out of the meeting, the opposition leaders said
they will participate in the assembly proceedings tomorrow,
the last day of the month-long Budget session.
"All misunderstandings have been cleared and we have
decided to attend the assembly tomorrow. We are satisfied with
the clarification given by the Speaker," Ajmal said.
Earlier, opposition benches of the assembly remained
vacant for the third consecutive day today as AIUDF, AGP and
BJP members continued their boycott in protest against alleged
`unparliamentary remarks` of the Speaker.
MLAs of AIDUF, AGP and BJP covered their mouths with
black cloth and held a protest in the assembly premises for an
hour this morning demanding withdrawal of the remark by Gogoi.
The Opposition has been boycotting the assembly since
March 27 when Gogoi allegedly told AIUDF members not to `caw
like crows` when they stormed into the well of the house after
being dissatisfied with a minister`s reply.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trouble mounts for Salman Khan as driver reiterates that actor killed blackbuck
- PM Modi to chair NITI aayog meeting today
- Narsingh Yadav dope scandal: NADA set to announce verdict today
- Protests in Kashmir were fuelled by LeT: Hafiz Saeed
- Cabinet approves changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax
- Dope scandal: Narsingh Yadav's Rio Olympics fate hangs in balance as NADA set to pronounce verdict today
- Indo-US counter-terrorism joint working group to meet today
- Hillary Clinton more qualified than anyone to serve as US president: Barack Obama
- Rahul Gandhi likely to speak on price rise in Lok Sabha today
- 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case: Ten years later, MCOCA court likely to deliver verdict today