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Assam Congress MLA Suspended From Assembly For Raising Land Encroachment Issue By Nagaland

Two marshals forcibly pulled Mr Kurmi out of his seat and took him exterior the House. (File)

Guwahati:

Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Tuesday suspended Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi for the day for elevating the difficulty of land encroachment by Nagaland earlier than the beginning of the Question Hour and he was forcefully faraway from the House by marshals.

However, the Speaker later revoked his choice after the Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia requested him to permit Mr Kurmi to attend the proceedings.

As quickly because the House assembled for the day, Mr Kurmi stood up and claimed that land was encroachment in his constituency Mariani by the individuals of Nagaland.

Mr Goswami repeatedly requested the Congress chief to take a seat down and lift the subject after the Question Hour and this led to a loud scene.

As Kurmi didn’t obey his order, the Speaker suspended him for the day and ordered marshals to take him out of the House.

Two marshals then forcibly pulled Mr Kurmi out of his seat and took him exterior the House.

After the Question Hour, Mr Saikia urged the Speaker to permit Mr Kurmi to return for becoming a member of the dialogue on the reduce movement on income and catastrophe administration.

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“I wanted him to speak, but after the Question Hour. Encroachment by Nagaland is a serious issue. But he was so adamant that I had no other option,” Mr Goswami mentioned and sought the opinion of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on the matter.

Mr Patowary mentioned that everybody ought to respect and observe the principles of the House.

“The Leader of the Opposition has requested for his entry into the House. I think it can be considered,” he added.

After this, Mr Goswami allowed Kurmi to return to the House. The Congress legislator then got here and sat on his seat.

The Assam authorities on Monday knowledgeable the meeting that the state has confronted 56 cases of land encroachment by neighbouring states reminiscent of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram in 2020.

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