Meghalaya assembly session begins from September 9

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The autumn session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly would begin from September 9 and would have six business days, an assembly official said on August 17.

Three days have been reserved equally for government and private members’ business, commissioner and secretary Andrew Simons said.

This would be the second last session of the 10th Meghalaya assembly session. Assembly elections would be held in 2023 to elect the members for the 11th Meghalaya assembly.

Therefore, this session is important as the opposition and the government alike would be trying to bring forth the shortcomings as well as the achievements on the table of the house.

On the first day, it would be government business which would lay ordinances, orders, notification and other related business.

The next business day on August 12 followed by August 14 and 15 has been reserved for the private members’ businesses.

The calendar for the upcoming session was approved during a meeting of the business advisory committee chaired by assembly speaker Metbah Lyngdoh in Shillong on August 17.

It was also attended by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong and leader of opposition Mukul Sangma.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mukul Sangma said the opposition will look at how to effectively utilize the time which is being provided for the members of the house.

“So, we hope that the autumn session will definitely be a productive one,” he said.

On the issues to be raised by the opposition during the upcoming autumn session, Sangma said there are too many issues and the opposition will be putting their heads together on how to prioritize the issues.

“It is incumbent upon the members, particularly the opposition, to draw the attention of the government and see for course correction wherever is needed and press for action on matters of public importance,” he said.

“Since there are too many issues, we will have to see how to effectively utilize the time and effective floor management but that will again be determined on the overall how the members of the house like to participate because when we say private members business it is not only the members belonging to the opposition it also includes members belonging to the ruling conglomeration. Therefore, we will have to see how best we can utilize this available time for the larger interest of the people and the state,” he also said.

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