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Additiol Advocate General barred from House



GUWAHATI, Feb 13: After the suspension of AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam for three days from the Assembly by Speaker Hitendra th Goswami for using social networking site Facebook to broadcast his speech live from the House, State Additiol Advocate General Devajit Saikia has been barred from entering the House for two weeks for allegedly clicking and uploading a selfie on social media when the House was in session.

The Speaker stated in the House that he has received a written complaint from AIUDF MLA Hafiz Bashir Ahmed regarding the incident and forwarded the matter to the Privilege Committee.

Informing that the panel has been asked to submit a report within two weeks following an enquiry into the matter, Goswami said Saikia was advised by him not to come to the Assembly till the enquiry is over.

Saikia had allegedly clicked a selfie with the Chief Minister’s Press Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami on February 7 while the budget for fincial year 2017-18 was being tabled in the House.