Assam: AIUDF MLA suspended for live streaming of House proceedings through Facebook
�Aminul Islam is suspended until February 8. I request Islam to leave the House immediately,� speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami said.
Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Monday suspended an All India United Democratic Front MLA, Aminul Islam, for three days for using Facebook Live to telecast his speech from inside the House.
“Aminul Islam is suspended until February 8. I request Islam to leave the House immediately,” speaker Goswami said.
“It is a matter of great regret. The Ethics Committee recommended suspension of the member for a specific period during the current session. I have accepted its recommendation,” he added.
While the house was discussing a private member's resolution over the timely solution to the illegal immigration problem, Islam had used the social media platform to stream the proceedings.
Accepting the verdict of the speaker, AIUDF member said:“(But) At the same time, I also demand those entire proceedings of the Assembly be telecast live. People are demanding that as we are their representatives, they should see our all activities inside the House.”
Earlier while announcing the verdict, Goswami said he had received complaints from several members, including the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, about the incident on February 3 during the ongoing Budget Session.
“After that, my office submitted a video footage to me. It was a clear case of breach of Modal Code of Conduct. I requested the Ethics Committee to inquire into it and submit a report to me by February 6,” Goswami added.
Informing the House that Islam had submitted a written apology for his conduct, Goswami said: “It is not a minor action. He (Islam) is a senior member and it was not expected of him." Goswami also added that the Committee cited a similar incident which had taken place in Lok Sabha on July 26, 2016 and the Speaker had taken a strong action against the member concerned.