GUWAHATI, July 27 - The Assam Assembly was adjourned today and will sit again at 9.30 am on August 8. This followed a decision to that effect taken by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) after the Question Hour today. In between, it will go on recess as per schedule from July 30 to August 6.
The ongoing Budget Session has also been extended by one day and it will conclude on August 13.
The adjournment decision was taken after Assembly Speaker Ranjeet Dass convened the BAC meeting following a demand raised by BJP legislator Tapan Gogoi that the House be adjourned for enabling the legislators to visit flood-affected areas in their respective constituencies. Most of the members cutting across party affiliation supported the demand for adjournment.
Originally, the House was to sit for two more days after today�s sitting, i.e., Friday and Saturday, following which it was to go on recess.
The House also observed a minute�s silence to mark the first death anniversary of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.