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Two Opposition Congress MLAs Kamalakhya Purkayastha and Rupjyoti Kurmi were suspended from the Assam assembly on Thursday and were removed by the marshal for refusing to obey the Speaker’s order.

Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, however, withdrew the suspension order after some time following a request by the parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.

They returned to the House after the suspension order was revoked by the speaker.

During the supplementary questioning period following the Question Hour, the House witnessed a ruckus when the two Congress MLAs wanted to know from Patowary when 3.61 lakh people got employment as stated by him earlier in the day.

As opposition Congress and ruling BJP legislators exchanged heated words, Speaker Goswami was seen repeatedly asking Purkayastha and Kurmi to sit down as he was standing.

When they refused to take their seats, the Speaker said the two Congress MLAs were suspended for the day and ordered marshals to remove them from the House.

Around half an hour after the two were removed, Patowary urged the speaker to withdraw the order suspending Rupam Kurmi and Kamalakhya Purkayastha and allow them to attend the House.

Goswami then revoked his suspension order stating that he had suspended them as he wants to conduct the proceedings in a disciplined and efficient manner giving members of all parties equal opportunity to participate in the proceedings.

Earlier Monday, Goswami had suspended Congress legislator Sherman Ali Ahmed on the first day of the Budget session.

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