Speaker sums up fifth session of 13th assembly
Kohima, Feb. 15 (EMN): Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Sharingain Longkumer adjourned the fifth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly sine die on Saturday, here in Kohima.
“Over these years, apart from the Governor’s Address to the assembly , and the ratification of the 126th Constitution Amendment Bill (2019), we have had other several important businesses which included bestowing the honour of electing me as the Speaker on this August House,” Longkumer said after the end of the seven-day session sitting.
He informed that besides passing five important bills including two finance bills, the House took up “two subjects for discussion under the Rule 50 and 54 respectively.”
During the discussions, on different part of the business transacted, 40 members took active participation. This does not include the numbers associated with the cut motions and supplementary demands and the numerous interventions by way of supplementary questions. He informed that “41 starred and 8 unstarred questions were answered.”
On the debate on the Motions of Thanks to the Governor’s Address on the 7th and 10th of February, the speaker said three hours and 43 minutes were allocated to members of the opposition bench, and two hours and 39 minutes were allocated to the ruling members.
On discussion on matters of urgent public importance under Rule 50 on February 8, one hour and 17 minutes were allocated to the members and one hour and five minutes to the ruling members.
In addition, members who had taken part in the discussion on the budget speech included ten members from the opposition bench with total hours of three hours and seven minutes, and one hour and 50 minutes were allocated to members from the treasury bench.
While adjourning the House, the recently elected speaker expressed gratitude to all the sections of the house, particularly to the leader of the House and opposition leader of the House.
He acknowledged the ministers and members of the assembly for their cooperation and support to the smooth running of the legislative assembly during the session. “In all, we had productive and constructive session,” Longkumer said.
The speaker extended gratitude to the chief secretary and the team of officials including the police, paramilitary services and the medical team for extending all assistance in transecting the business of the House and for facilitating the conduct of the House effectively and efficiently.
The speaker acknowledged also the hard work put in by officers and the staff of the Assembly Secretariat. Likewise, he thanked the media fraternity for their role in taking the proceedings of the House to the common people across the state.