In a surprise development, Assam Assembly Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul resigned from his post on Tuesday. Paul was unanimously elected deputy speaker of Assam assembly on June 3, 2016.
Paul, a two-time BJP MLA from Silchar, submitted his resignation letter to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday. Paul had written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 20 last year requesting him to relieve him from the post of Deputy Assembly Speaker.
In the letter to the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, a copy of which is available with Northeast Now, Paul stated ‘he is not feeling comfortable in the post’. Paul also reminded Chief Minister in the letter that he had requested him on August 8 last year to release him from his responsibility.
The Deputy Speaker of the Assembly wrote another letter to Sonowal on April 7 requesting him to release from his responsibility. Paul wrote to Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Tuesday to allot him an accommodation at MLA Hostel complex in Dispur.
He has also sent a letter to DGP Kuladhar Saikia asking him to withdraw all his government security personnel, PSOs, drivers and house guards as he has resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker.