Pandemonium in Assam assembly



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