GUWAHATI: As soon as Assam Assembly passed The Assam Cattle Preservation Bill 2021 Friday, BJP legislators were seen shouting Jai Sri Ram inside the house of the Assam Assembly on Friday.
At around 5:30 pm, the Assembly passed the controversial bill that seeks to ban the slaughter of cows in Hindu inhabited areas and within a 5 kilometres radius of temples and other religious worship places of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, etc. The BJP legislators shouted Jai Sri Ram while the opposition decided to walk out of the Assembly.
The opposition left the house after Speaker Biswajit Daimary rejected their appeal of sending the bill to the Selects Committee at CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s request.
Slamming the BJP, Sherman Ali, MLA of AIUDF said, “This is what they do. India is a secular country. But the BJP has a design to destroy the secular fabric.”
The opposition though brought about 75 amendments to the bill, barring a few, most of them could not be discussed as they walked out and refrained from voting.
Reminding the MLAs that they would not be able to discuss amendments to the bill once they walk out, Daimary said, “As per the norms of an Assembly proceeding, if you walk out of the house, your amendment proposals become invalid.”
However, the MLAs especially those from ‘Jai Sri Ram’ as Assam Assembly passes Cattle Billand Congress chose to not attend the further proceedings.
Notably the walking out of the MLA and further not taking part in voting helped the Assembly to pass the bill quicker than the expected timeframe.
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