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Assam MLA Aminul Islam livestreams speech on Facebook from assembly, draws BJP ire

Aminul Islam, an MLA of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) representing the Dhing assembly constituency in central Assam, used his mobile phone to record and broadcast his speech live on Facebook . 

india Updated: Feb 06, 2017 20:04 IST
Rahul Karmakar
Rahul Karmakar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Aminul Islam,AIUDF,Assam MLA Islam
A member of Assam Assembly, Aminul Islam, uploaded his speech live on Facebook. (Photo courtesy: Assam Assembly website)

Assam assembly speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Monday suspended All India United Democratic Front MLA Aminul Islam for three days for live streaming his assembly speech on Facebook last week.

Islam admitted breaking the rules ‘to take his speech to a wider audience’, but said the laws related to telecast of assembly proceedings should be amended in the interest of the people.

His speech was about the contentious illegal-migrants issue.

Goswami had asked the House’s ethics committee, of which Islam is a member, to submit a report on Monday after parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary lodged a complaint immediately after the video went viral on Friday.

The committee recommended suspension of the member for a specific period for the gross misconduct, Goswami said.

“I am convinced that the action of the MLA is a clear case of breach of model code of conduct to be observed by members while in the house and sensing the gravity of the situation I had decided to take a suo motu case and directed the chairman of the ethics committee to submit a report on February 6,” the speaker said.


First Published: Feb 03, 2017 23:00 IST