Opposition disrupts Guv's address in Assam Assembly

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Guwahati, Mar 2 : The Budget session of Assam Assembly began on Monday with a noisy scene as a united opposition disrupted the speech of Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, who did not complete his address.

As soon as the Governor started his speech and mentioned that the state has achieved good economic growth, AGP's Padma Hazarika and Phani Bhusan Choudhury objected to it.

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"Assam has made considerable economic progress over the last decade. Assam's economy has grown steadily over this period, registering an average growth rate of 6 per cent steadily over the last five years," Acharya said.

When the Governor said this, the entire opposition including AGP, BJP and AIUDF shouted and protested over his remark.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rockybul Hussain tried to pacify the opposition by saying that a leading English daily of the country had praised the economic health of the state.

When the opposition did not pay heed, the Governor read only the last line of his 57-page speech to conclude his address.

While leaving within two minutes of his speech, Acharya said, "Thank you for your cooperation".

He also gave his best wishes to the members of the House and all present for the Holi festival this week.

PTI 

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