Legislator assaults photojournalist

March 21, 2012 by  
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Meghalaya, March 19, 2012: A member of the Meghalaya legislative assembly today allegedly assaulted a photojournalist inside the house premises.

The reason? The journo Walton Lytan, last week took a picture of Founder Strong Cajee dozing off during the assembly session. The photograph appeared in a couple of local newspapers in Shillong, the state capital.

Cajee is a member of the ruling Congress party.

The assault took place soon after Chief Minister Mukul Sangma finished reading his budget speech.

Leader of Opposition Conrad K Sangma termed the incident as “unfortunate” and promised to take up the matter with the speaker of the house.

The opposition has assured the aggrieved media persons that the matter would raised on the floor of the house tomorrow.

The victim has lodged a first information report with the police.

In February, three ministers in Karnataka had to resign after a TV channel showed them watching a porno clip inside the house.

– dnaindia(dot)com

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