SHILLONG, March 21 � Congress MLA, Founder Strong Cajee yesterday apologised in the Assembly for assaulting a photo journalist on Monday, terming the incident as �unfortunate� and added that he shouldn�t have done it.
Immediately after the question hour, Cajee apologised and said: �I am sorry for what has happened, it would never happen ever.�
Cajee assaulted Walton Lytan, a photo journalist associated with UB photo agency, in the Assembly premises for taking a picture of the legislator napping during the ongoing budget session of the Assembly. The snap was carried in the local media here.
Cajee said in his defence that �nobody can prove that he was sleeping as he was pondering over the constructive discussions that was going on,� with his eyes shut.
Leader of the Opposition, Conrad Sangma said that the incident was the �saddest thing� that ever happened in the Meghalaya Assembly.