Budget Session Underway for Nagaland Assembly
The session began with Mhathung Yanthan, the pro-term speaker administering the oath to the members of the House.
KOHIMA: The Nagaland Legislative Assembly elected Sharingain Longkumer as the new speaker of the Assembly. He was elected unopposed to conduct the affairs of the House.
The first session of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly started on Monday. And one of the first activities of the House was to elect the speaker. He was elected unanimously to the position as none of the members filed the nomination for the post. He was also the speaker of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
The nine-day budget session of the Nagaland Assembly is now underway in the state. It is the first session that came into effect after the recent elections in the state and aims to pass several important bills towards the development of infrastructure in the state.
The session began with Mhathung Yanthan, the pro-term speaker administering the oath to the members of the House. The Nagaland Assembly has 29 new members and 31 returning members. The House also paid their homages to the former member, Dr Imtiwapang Aier who breathed his last earlier this year.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also spoke to the elected members on the occasion. He congratulated them on being members of the legislature and reminded of their commitment towards the development of the people of their constituencies and the state as a whole.
Meanwhile, protests started at the opening of the Budget session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly The first budget session of the new Meghalaya Assembly started on Monday. The first event on the schedule was the delivery of the address by the Governor of Meghalaya for the elected legislators. When Phagu Chauhan delivered his customary address in Hindi, the representative from the Nongkrem constituency, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit mentioned that Meghalaya is not a Hindi-speaking state and that the Government of India cannot impose the Hindi language on the people of Meghalaya.
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