Guwahati, Mar 5 : Two Opposition Congress MLAs, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Kamalakshya Dev Purkayastha, were today for evicted from the Assam Legislative Assembly with the help of marshals by the Speaker for creating a ruckus in the House. Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami also ordered suspension of the duo for the day, but later revoked the order at the request of the Parliamentary Affairs minister. Kurmi and Purkayastha raised objections to a reply by Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary during the Question Hour.
They alleged that the government has failed to provide employment to the youth of the state, and industries were closing down in the state. The Speaker repeatedly requested them to sit down, but as they persisted, Goswami asked the marshals to evict Kurmi and Purkayastha from the House. He also ordered that the duo be suspended from the House for the day.
While the two MLAs were shown out by the marshals, the Speaker later revoked the suspension order at the request of Parliamentary Affairs minister Patowary. Earlier, in his reply, Patowary said several industries, especially pharma companies, have refused to invest in the state due to the Citizenship Amendment Act, CAA protest. The Minister, however, said the government is still trying to convince them to come and invest in Assam.
He said 3 lakh 61 thousand employments have been given in Industry, Start Up and Skill Development sector during last 4 years. (UNI)