Attack on indigenous people not to be tolerated: Padma Hajarika

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Published: August 31,2020 02:07 PM
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August 31, 2020: The issue of Sootea MLA Padma Hajarika brandishing a gun few days ago was raised in the Assam Assembly on Monday.

August 31, 2020: The issue of Sootea MLA Padma Hajarika brandishing a gun few days ago was raised in the Assam Assembly on Monday.



Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, raising the issue through a Point of Order, asked how an MLA could brandish a gun in public.





Hajarika defended himself saying that he was carrying his licenced gun which he got after militant attack on him earlier. Hitting back at Ahmed, Hajarika questioned should he have to carry a holy book in his hands when indigenous Assamese youths were attacked by suspected nationals?





He also warned that attack on indigenous people and attempts to encroach their land will not be tolerated any more. He also alleged that the encroachers had come from Rupahi constituency of Nagaon which was strongly objected by Rupahi MLA Nurul Huda.