FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, March 4: Purno Agitok Sangma’s last interaction with The Sentinel on December 18 last, was full of witty disclosures about his ways to calmly cool down the most vociferous and ‘irritant members’ of the Lok Sabha during his tenure as the Speaker of the lower house of parliament.
“The duo were two elected MPs from two different States in the heart of India and were also the under trails lodged in Jails,” Sangma said without mentioning their mes. “Knowing fully well that notwithstanding the trial the elected members can fully attend the parliament session, I realized that they should not disturb the proceedings of the House,” Sangma told The Sentinel.
“So, I asked them whether they wanted to be part of the parliamentary team that will visit abroad. They responded with a Big Yes,” Sangma recalled. And there he laid the condition that they should not create any ruckus in the house, if they really want to.
“It works , the house functions smoothly and the two MPs got a parole to travel abroad for a couple of days,” the late Purno Sangma said, even as he went on adding that his intention was not to entertain crimils but to stop them from all unwanted hullabaloo in the me of raising the public voice.
The veteran leader who passed away after a brief illness on Friday morning also spoke on parliamentary proceedings and the need of the upcoming political genres to realize the importance of consent and dissent through the laid down parliamentary procedures.