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Dy Speaker adjourns Assembly as no minister present in House

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The Assembly was today adjourned as no was present in the House when it assembled for the afternoon session.

The opposition and claimed that this is a "shameful episode" in the history of Assembly that never occurred earlier.

This prompted the Dilip Kumar Paul, who was running the House at that time, to warn everyone so that it never takes place again.

"We all are respected members. I request all to maintain dignity. There was no quorum for 4-5 minutes. Then there was no We should be careful from next time so that no such things happen again," he said as soon as the House reassembled after the

After the House assembled in the afternoon at 3 pm post the lunch break, business did not start because of lack of quorum, which requires presence of 21 members out of the 126

The House bell kept on ringing for almost seven minutes, following which the quorum was achieved with few more members entering.

However, as soon as the wanted to start the business with the scheduled discussion on Motion of Thanks of the Governor's Speech, the opposition pointed out that no was present in the House.

"If the ministers are such irresponsible, then how can the House run?" MLA said and requested the shouting members to ask their alliance partner AGP's senior leaders Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Pabindra Deka about the rules.

member Aminul Islam asked who will listen to the grievances of the people if there is no government representative.

With no minister present even after 10 minutes, the adjourned the House for 15 minutes.

MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi said: "It's a day of shame. Assembly never witnessed such a shameful incident in its entire history."

After that, Chandra Mohan Patowary entered the House and sat in his position without uttering anything, although some ruling party were seen whispering in his ears.

The ongoing Budget Session began on February 6 this week and will continue till April 6.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 16:35 IST