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Assam CM writes to Eknath Shinde, seeks statement of regret from Maharasthra MLA for ‘stray dog’ comment

The CM requested Shinde to advise Kadu to “withdraw the comments and ask him to make a press statement expressing regret”.

GUWAHATI-   Taking exception to Maharashtra MLA Bachchu Kadu’s purported proposal that stray dogs be sent to Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, seeking that the statement be withdrawn.

“Along with the people of Assam, I am extremely dismayed and agitated by the comments of the MLA, which has exposed his prejudices and ignorance about the culture of our state. I am sure that you will fully empathise with the sentiments of the people of Assam in this matter,” Sarma wrote.

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The CM requested Shinde to advise Kadu to “withdraw the comments and ask him to make a press statement expressing regret”.

Kadu had reportedly proposed in the Maharashtra Assembly that stray dogs be sent to Assam to control their rising population, as they are consumed by locals in the northeastern state.

The issue had led to noisy scenes on the first day of the ongoing assembly session in Assam on March 10, with opposition MLAs disrupting the governor’s speech and staging a walkout.

Opposition AIUDF had demanded that Kadu be called to the house and made to apologise, while the Congress questioned the government’s “inaction” in the matter.  ( Source- PTI )

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