Guwahati: Sivasagar MLA and Raijor Dal Chief Akhil Gogoi slammed CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s statement on legislators being mere law framers sans any other power.
“The Assam CM tried to reduce the power of MLAs. His statement was against the established norms, many Supreme Court judgments outlining the power of an MLA and the spirit of the Constitution. It is very dangerous for our democracy,” Gogoi said at a press conference today.
“If he cannot show any rule, I demand a public apology from him for trying to demean the MLAs of Assam. I appeal to all MLAs of the state to oppose his statement. I will raise this in the upcoming Assembly session,” the Independent legislator said to the media.
Gogoi listed out a number of government committees where MLAs are either presidents or members and said that they have the power to instruct officials of various departments.