ANI Photo | Assam minister lashes out at Congress, AIUDF for walking out together from assembly

Assam minister Pijush Hazarika has lashed out at the opposition Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for walking out together from the state assembly.

The parliamentary affairs minister asked whether “both parties are against each other or in alliance.”

On February 21, both Congress and AIUDF staged a walkout after the speaker refused to allow a discussion on a question asked by an AIUDF MLA about the Gorukhuti project.

“Congress targets AIUDF every time and AIUDF targets Congress. Congress says AIUDF is communal and AIUDF says Congress has done nothing for Muslims. But today we are astonished that one question was brought up by an AIUDF MLA and both Congress and AIUDF walked out together,” said minister Pijush Hazarika.

“My question is whether both parties are against each other or in alliance. Is there going to be a new alliance of Congress and AIUDF, this is my question. I want a reply from them immediately,” Hazarika added.

Earlier, AIUDF leader Aminul Islam raised a question on the floor of the House about the Gorukhuti agricultural project. Not satisfied with the answer, AIUDF MLAs along with Congress staged a walkout.

On February 21, the Assam government also tabled a new legislation ‘Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024’ in the state assembly aimed at eradicating the non-scientific healing practices.

On behalf of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who also holds the home portfolio, Hazarika tabled the bill in the state assembly.

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