Leader of opposition seeks special session on Assam Accord in Assembly

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Debabrata Saikia, leader of the opposition, has urged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to advise the Governor and Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly to summon a special session of the House to pass a pending resolution relating to upholding of the provisions of the Assam Accord of 1985.

Saikia said in a press release today that 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 Congress member Abdul Khaleque.

He added that a united stand by all legislators of Assam appeared all the more necessary following the escapist attitude displayed by Sonowal during his interaction with a delegation of editors on Saturday. Saikia pointed out that the CM had said that he would quit if pushed, but failed to assert that he would stand up and fight for protecting the interests of Assam.

Saikia emphasized that the Sonowal needed to take the initiative in this matter because he was the leader of the House and dates for Assembly sessions and list of business etc were fixed as per his advice to the Hon’ble Governor and Speaker.

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