Saikia sends missive to PM against Dy Speaker
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 16: The Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, has expressed serious concern over the alleged derogatory remarks made against Mahatma Gandhi and first Prime Minister of India Jawharlal Nehru by Assam Deputy Speaker Dilip Paul and sent a missive to the Prime Minister in this regard recently.
“I demand that as the Prime Minister of India, who has quoted Gandhiji for promotion of the largest Government programme of ‘Swacha Bharot Abhiyan’ you will direct the Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly to apologize and warn the other BJP leaders not to pass any kind of derogatory remarks about our freedom fighters,” Saikia is quoted to have written in the missive. He added: “By his comments the Deputy Speaker has lowered the dignity of the office of the Deputy Speaker held by him. The contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to make India a free tion cannot be denied by anyone. Gandhiji was imprisoned by the British for more than six years and 10 months for leading the freedom struggle, so was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru imprisoned for more than 3,200 days. The remarks is an insult to all the freedom fighters and thousands of common Indian people who fought in non-violent way to attain freedom from British Colonial Power and made manifold sacrifices during the Indian Freedom struggle.”