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Congress MLAs walked out of the Assam assembly on September 16, alleging that the government is not ready for a discussion on allegations of irregularities in the recently-held examinations for large-scale recruitment to government jobs in the state.

“The ruling party should be always ready to answer the questions raised by the opposition to maintain the spirit of democracy. But the BJP is not at all keen to maintain it,” Assam Congress working president and MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha said.

He said that the opposition members wanted that the government should come clean on the allegations raised from several quarters on the recently-held recruitment drive. But as the ruling dispensation did not pay any heed to their demand, the Congress legislators walked out of the assembly.

Raijor Dal chief and Sibsagar MLA Akhil Gogoi also walked out from the assembly. However, the AIUDF members did not leave the house.

There were wide-scale allegations of irregularities in the recently-concluded recruitment examinations of the state government where nearly 30,000 government posts will be filled up.

State BJP president Bhabesh Kalita‘s name also surfaced with a few people alleging that he committed to giving backdoor entries. However, Kalita denied the allegations.

Meanwhile, private coaching centre teacher Victor Das, who was arrested on September 9 for allegedly spreading rumours regarding the recruitment process for the jobs, was granted interim bail by the Gauhati high court on September 16.

In his tweets tagging the chief minister, DGP Assam, and others, Victor Das raised questions about “irregularities” in the recently-held recruitment examinations.

The tweet caused a stir and netizens expressed their discontent and urged the government and the police to take serious note of the issue.

Following this, Das was arrested and a court sent him to seven days police custody.

The police have claimed that he was unable to provide any evidence in support of his allegations.

According to reports, Das was granted bail on medical grounds. Police sources said that Das has been suffering from fever and severe headache for the last few days.

Police have also summoned five students of the coaching institute run by Das for questioning.

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