In Row For

In Row For "Slap" To Employees, Assam Legislator Has A "Selfie" Defence

Assam authorities workers held a protest after a legislator from the BJP-led ruling alliance allegedly slapped a employees member who’d requested him to fill out a customer’s slip on the Transport Secretary’s workplace. The truth that the staffer, Junior Assistant Bibhuti Bhattacharya, is bodily challenged — as a result of a listening to downside in a single ear — has additional angered the worker unions. 

The MLA, Jayanta Basumatary of the United Folks’s Get together Liberal or UPPL, has denied the allegations. He mentioned he’d “simply pushed his hand down”.  

However the Sadou Assam Karmachari Parishad, the state’s largest employees union, has written to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. No police criticism has but been registered. 

Bibhuti Bhattacharya, who made the allegations, mentioned he couldn’t recognise the MLA when he got here to see Transport Secretary Adil Khan at his workplace on Wednesday. “I requested him to refill the guests’ slip. He recognized himself and mentioned an MLA isn’t required to do that formality. I mentioned that is the federal government protocol. However he bought offended and slapped me,” he instructed reporters. 

However the MLA had a barely completely different model. “I used to be instructed that the officer was busy in a gathering, so I might have to attend. One in all his employees members instructed me to put in writing my particulars in a customer’s slip. I mentioned that is not required, ‘you please inform the officer that that MLA from Sidli has come’. After they insisted, my assistant and I objected since it is not the protocol,” he mentioned.  

“This led to an altercation. The worker was pointing fingers at my assistant. I simply pushed his arms down. I by no means slapped him,” he additional mentioned, including, “In truth, he mentioned sorry to me and we took a selfie collectively. However later this false allegation was made towards me. I feel there’s a conspiracy.”