The first leg of a day-long special session of Assam Legislative Assembly began with a stormy note on Monday. The second leg of the session, will resume at 5 pm and is expected to last till 10 pm in the night.

Earlier in the day, opposition Congress and AIUDF MLAs walked out of the Assembly boycotting the special session.

The Opposition MLAs staged walk out protesting that the Citizenship Amendment Act was not in the list of business. The opposition MLAs also interrupted the speech of Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the beginning of the session.

The special session has been called to hold a discussion to ratify the Centre’s bill on SC/ST reservation. The Opposition Congress had earlier written to the Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami seeking permission to hold a discussion on CAA in the House.

Earlier in the day, the AIUDF MLAs staged protest opposing CAA in the Assam legislative assembly premises.

The second leg of the session would witness debates being held on various issues. However, it is expected that the opposition would be continuing with its demand for a discussion on the CAA which led lead to stormy scenes in the assembly.


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