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March 31, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Assam ministry crisis

Assam faces a major constitutional crisis with the Centre refusing to accept Anwara Taimur’s defeat in the state assembly on budgetary demand as “censure” and the Opposition contending that the government has lost the confidence of the House.

By: Editorial |
March 31, 2021 3:10:12 am
The Home Ministry has taken the stand that “there is no question of the government having been censured” as the appropriation bill has already been passed.

Assam faces a major constitutional crisis with the Centre refusing to accept Anwara Taimur’s defeat in the state assembly on budgetary demand as “censure” and the Opposition contending that the government has lost the confidence of the House. The Home Ministry has taken the stand that “there is no question of the government having been censured” as the appropriation bill has already been passed. A spokesperson of the ministry said that the Bill had been carried out in totality. The adoption of the cut motion sponsored by the Opposition would not have any effect on the government. The Congress (I)-lead minority government, in power for three-and-a-half months, was defeated on the floor of the assembly when cut motions seeking to refuse approval of an expenditure for the enforcement of the National Security Act was put to vote.

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