Guwahati: The budget session of the Assam Legislative Assembly Budget session began today with the speech of prof Jagdish Mukhi, the Governor of Assam amid a massive uproar by the opposition leaders.
The opposition displayed placards against the much debated Citizenship Amendment Bill.
A comprehensive security arrangement was seen today in wake of the protest throughout the state over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
It may be mentioned that the Opposition was expected to storm the session by bringing in the Citizenship bill issue in the August house. After being in alliance with the BJP led Government for the last two and a half years, the Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) was seen sitting in the opposition seats today.
At the beginning of the speech, the Governor of the state, Jagdish Mukhi said, "It is a matter of pride for all of us at the moment that the title of 'Bharat Ratna' was awarded posthumously to the Sudhakantha Dr. Bhupen Hazarika."
Mukhi added, "Hazarika was a well-known singer, musician, musician, poet and filmmaker. His song has mesmerized and inspired the young generations of the region. His lyrics based on communal harmony, universal justice. The song of Dr. Hazarika could touch different aspects of our lives. His songs were based on themes of communal amity, universal justice and empathy."
The Governor also highlighted that Dr. Hazarika earlier received Dada Saheb Phalke Award along with Best Music Play Academy Award, Padmashree, Padmabhushan, Padmabhibhushan. He also said that from 1967 to 1972, Hazarika was a respected member of the state assembly.
The Governor mentioned that the construction of the Bogibeel bridge in the state shows the remarkable success of the BJP-led government. Having said that, the Governor also stated that this bridge would develop connectivity between the people of the two Northeastern states.
Also, the laurels brought to our State by Hima Das and others like Rima Das going for Oscar for her movie are examples of great stride made by our people, we greatly appreciate their efforts and achievements, stated the Governor.
Furthermore, the governor said that the present government had taken several steps to implement the clauses of the Assam Accord. All these initiatives of the government includes border fencing at the border areas, inspection of the Chief Minister of India-Bangladesh on the sealing of border and providing ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those who were martyred in Assam Movement and Rs 2 lakh persons who suffered bullet injury, serious injury and rape victim women of Assam Agitation.