Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that a letter has been written to the Maharashtra chief Minister Eknath Shinde on the dog remark made by one of the Maharashtra MLAs in the assembly.
The opposition party attacked Sarma and his government for keeping mum on this issue.
While replying to a question raised by the opposition at the Assam Legislative Assembly, Sarma said, “I have written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to ask the MLA to withdraw his unacceptable statement against the people of Assam.”
“Assam police could not take any action against the Maha legislator as the statement was made inside the state assembly” Sarma added.
Assam police could initiate action against the Maharashtra MLA if he would have been given the statement outside,” Sarma stated.
On the first day of the ongoing budget session in Assam assembly, opposition parties created a ruckus over Maharashtra MLA Bacchu Kadu’s controversial ‘send dogs to Assam’ remark and disrupted Governor Gulab Chand Kataria’s speech. The Opposition MLAs later staged a walk out of the Assembly.
The Governor had to cut short his speech to 15 minutes as opposition MLAs stood up and shouted slogans against the BJP government.
Recently, during the Maharashtra Assembly session, MLA Bachchu Kadu had reportedly proposed that stray dogs be sent to Assam to control their rising population as they are consumed by locals in the northeastern state.
Congress legislator Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha was among the first to raise the issue in the House. He asked about the Assam government’s “inaction” against Kadu.