By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 22: Obeying Government rules and regulations is the sworn responsibility of every people’s representative. However, a few of such representatives fail to abide by government rules and regulations making the government end up landing in troubled waters.
One such case in point is Member of Parliament (MP) Pradan Baruah. Baruah was serving as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Assam Legislative Assembly until he successfully contested as a Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) candidate in the Lakhimpur Parliamentary Constituency bi-elections in November, 2016.
Baruah ought to have vacated his MLA quarters upon his election as an MP. More than eight months has elapsed but Baruah is yet to vacate the quarters at MLA Hostel, Dispur. This has compelled the Assam Legislative Assembly Secretariat to issue a notice to Baruah asking him to vacate his MLA quarters at the earliest possible. “He should have vacated the quarters when he became an MP but he failed to do so. Hence, we decided to issue him a notice,” Assam Legislative Assembly Principal Secretary Mrigendra Kumar Deka said. Baruah has been residing in his MLA quarters ever since he won from Dhemaji LAC on BJP ticket in the Assembly poll held in April 2016.