Rahul Gandhi’s Disqualification: The Assam Assembly erupted on Wednesday after the Congress introduced an adjournment motion to discuss Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a result of a court decision.
Speaker Biswajit Daimary was forced to adjourn the House twice, and two Congress MLAs and an Independent legislator were suspended for the day.
As soon as Question Hour ended, Daimary allowed Opposition Leader Debabrata Saikia to raise the notice and asked him to speak on the motion’s admissibility.
“We intend to send a resolution to India’s President, requesting that she uphold the Constitution. The Constitution applies equally to all citizens, and the executive must act fairly to protect it “Congress’s leader stated.
He emphasised that the disqualification of Gandhi violated the Constitution by citing various clauses of the Constitution concerning the disqualification of a parliamentarian.
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As soon as the House reconvened, Sarma stood to deliver his response, to which all opposition members objected, saying “the matter was over.”
As the chief minister insisted on responding, the Congress MLAs and Independent member Akhil Gogoi returned to the well, holding placards.
Daimary repeatedly asked Gogoi and others to return to their seats, but no one listened.
He then suspended Gogoi and Congress MLAs Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha and Jakir Hussain Sikdar from the House for the rest of the day. The three legislators were dragged out of the House by marshals.
Congress legislators marched from their MLA quarters to the Assam Assembly on Wednesday, wearing black dresses and holding placards, to protest the removal of their leader, Rahul Gandhi, from the Lok Sabha.
The assembly’s budget session resumed on Wednesday morning after a week’s break.
The Congress MLAs marched from the official residence of Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia to the assembly building’s gates. The MLA quarters are housed within the larger assembly complex in the Dispur neighbourhood.
“We demonstrated against our leader Rahul Gandhi’s undemocratic and unconstitutional treatment. It is the end of democracy, and we cannot accept it “Rekibuddin, a Congress member,