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Opposition leader seeks special session on Assam Accord

IANS  |  Guwahati 

of Opposition, Debabrata Saikia, has urged Sarbananda to summon a special session of the House to pass a pending resolution relating to upholding of the provisions of the Accord of 1985, particularly 6 of the pact.

"The situation prevailing in the state over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 made it imperative for the House to pass without delay the pending private member's resolution in question, which was moved by member Abdul Khaleque," said in a statement issued on Sunday.

He added that a united stand by all legislators appeared all the more necessary following the escapist attitude displayed by during his interaction with a delegation on Saturday.

pointed out that had said he would quit if the citizenship amendment bill is pushed, but failed to assert that he would fight to protect the interests of

He said Sonowal needed to take the initiative as he is the of the House and dates for Assembly sessions and list of business among other things are fixed as per his advice to the

Assam has been witnessing protests against the bill which, if passed, would grant non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, and Pakistan Indian citizenship -- given they have completed six years in the country.

The protests got momentum recently after the on the bill visited the state and held a public hearing.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:30 IST