From A Correspondent
SHILLONG, March 24: On the fil day of the Budget session of Meghalaya Assembly on Friday, a privilege motion was admitted against the editor of local English daily.
Moving the privilege motion, independent legislator from South Tura, John Leslee K Sangma said the privilege motion was moved in connection with an article dated March 17, 2017 under the caption – “Meghalaya Assembly debates: the bal, the bizarre and the boring”. “The article has breached the privilege of the House and also breached the privilege of all the members as the article contains statements which insinuate that the members are debating on issues which are not in public interest and simply raising issues brought to them by vested interest groups,” Sangma said while moving the privilege motion in the House. The Independent legislator from South Tura also stated that the writer of the article ridiculed publicly the issues raised by the members in public interest without understanding the subject matter and had indirectly tried to create an opinion to lower the prestige of the House and the members. Meanwhile, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal said that the matter has been referred to the Privilege Committee of the House.