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'Pre-occupied' MLAs had little to ask!

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Least number of questions in last Assembly session

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, Feb 7: Elections are round the corner, so no wonder the legislators have put developmental and public welfare issues on the back-burner.

This was evident in the recently concluded four-day session of the Assam Assembly which registered the least number of questions asked in the last five years.

There was no time allotted for questions on the first day because of the Governor's address.

On the second day, there were 19 starred and 24 unstarred questions. On the third day, there were 20 starred and 22 unstarred questions, while on the concluding day, there were 20 starred and 21 unstarred questions.

The legislators are allowed 20 starred questions and 50 unstarred questions every day, which means this session registered 83 less unstarred questions than the permitted limit. On the first day, the number of starred questions was one less than the permitted quota.

Clearly, the legislators this assembly session had other things weighing on their minds than putting the government on the dock for issues relating to governce and public welfare.

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