<b>XII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session I </i> </b>
XII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session I Wednesday , March 25,1998 / Chaitra 4, 1920 (Saka)

Title: President's address (Hindi & English versions) laid before both the Houses of Parliament assembled together on the 25 March, 1998. TEXT : 12.41 hrs.

MR. SPEAKER: Now, the Secretary-General will lay on the Table a copy of the President's Address.

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy of the President's Address* to both Houses of Parliament assembled together on this day, the 25th of March, 1998.


*The President delivered the Address in English

Also placed in Library. See No. LT-2/98

SHRI SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY (MADURAI): I am on rule 376. May I ....(Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: One minute please.

DR. JAYANTA RONGPI (AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT-ASSAM): Mr. Speaker, Sir, the obituary reference may ....(Interruptions).

MR. SPEAKER: Now, we take up introduction of Ministers by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


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DR. JAYANTA RONGPI : Mr. Speaker, Sir, in the obituary references, you left the names of persons who laid down their lives for the democracy in Assam ....(Interruptions).

MR. SPEAKER: I will come to you.

SHRI BHUBANESWAR KALITA (GUWAHATI): Sir, we have to listen to him. A Member is raising something which is very important. The Government in its Presidential Address has mentioned that it will fight terrorism. A man, a candidate has died during elections. He has requested you to mention him in the obituary reference. I request you to do that. ....(Interruptions).

MR. SPEAKER: Please cooperate with the Chair. Let us finish the business of introduction of Council of Ministers.

DR. JAYANTA RONGPI : During last elections, ULFA gave a call to boycott elections and it was against all democratic norms and all the political parties ....(Interruptions).

SHRI BIJOY KRISHNA HANDIQUE (JORHAT): Are you not listening to him? ....(Interruptions).

SHRI SATYA PAL JAIN (CHANDIGARH): He can give the names today and we can make an obituary reference tomorrow. Why should there by a controversy? ....(Interruptions).

MR. SPEAKER: I will listen to you later. First, we will take up introduction of Ministers.

DR. JAYANTA RONGPI: Sir, I want your assurance because I want this to be done. ....(Interruptions).

PROF. P.J. KURIEN (MAVELIKARA): He is asking something about obituary references, for an addition in the obituary reference. ....(Interruptions). Kindly listen to him and give your ruling because it is a very important matter. ... (Interruptions)

SHRI BHUBANESWAR KALITA (GAUHATI): There has to be a mention in the obituary reference. ....(Interruptions).

PROF. P.J. KURIEN (MAVELIKARA): Kindly listen to him and give your ruling.

MR. SPEAKER: I will listen to him later.

... (Interruptions)

DR. JAYANTA RONGPI (AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT): Mr. Speaker, Sir, during the elections, the ULFA gave a call to boycott the elections and the people fought against ULFA and facing the ULFA's bullets a candidate of our party who went for canvassing was shot dead by the ULFA militants who are anti-nationals. I want that all the names of those martyrs inlcuding Prof. Anil Baruah who laid down his life to uphold the democratic system, to uphold the parliamentary democracy system, should be included in the obituary reference.

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: I will listen to you. Please be seated.


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