The four-day Assam Legislative Assembly session began on a stormy note on the first day of the monsoon session on Monday, amid heated arguments and protests from the opposition over COVID-19, NRC and implementation of Clause 6 of Assam Accord.
The opposition also staged walk out on the first day of the Assembly session.
Leader of the opposition, Debabrata Saikia accused the state government of politicizing the COVID-19 situation. Saikia also alleged that the government had resorted to make political gains by strictly enforcing lockdown protocols for the opposition leaders.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA from North Karimganj Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha alleged that the government was lackadaisical regarding the NRC issue. The MLA took potshots and said that there is no fruitful outcome even though the NRC final list was published in August 30, 2019.
On the other hand, Mariani Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi also echoed similar sentiments and said that the government is politicizing the NRC issue by making changes in the cut-off date.
A total of 21 bills are likely to come up during the current session. Among the new bills are-The Birangana Sati Sadhini Rajyik Vishwaidyalaya Bill, 2020, The Assam Agricultural Produce & Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, Assam MSME (Facilitation of Establishment and Operation) Bill, 2020 and The Assam Skill University Bill, 2020.
The government is also likely to move bills for two amendments in existing labour laws.