The opposition Congress boycotted the tea party of the inauguration of Budget Session of the Assam Assembly alleging that attempts were made to “saffronise” the premises of the House. The party did not respond to the Speaker’s invitation to a group photo session with the governor, whose speech on the first day of the session was disrupted by the opposition. The Congress alleged that attempts were being made to safronise the Assembly and the colours of only one party’s flag were used to decorate the premises.
It may be mentioned that tents of saffron and green also the colours of the BJP flag were erected in the Central Hall of the Assembly and on the compound, but were removed this morning after it was reported widely by TV news channels.
However, the All India United Democratic Front accepted the tea party invitation and went ahead with the photo session.
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