MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

( MARCH-APRIL SESSION, 1972 )

BULLETIN NO.6.

Wednesday, the 5th April, 1972.

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        The Assembly met at 10 A.M. The day was devoted for transaction of Government Business.

        Before taking up the business in the Agenda Mr. D.D. Lapang, wanted to raise an important matter under Rule 49(A) of  the Assembly Rules. But the Speaker pointed out that when there is no questions for the day and this matter under Rule is generally taken up just after the question and before other business of the Agenda are taken up. So the Speaker did not allow to raise the matter.

CALLING ATTENTION  NOTICE UNDER RULE 54 :

        Shri Hopingstone Lyngdoh then called the attention of the House under Rule 54 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly to a new published in the Assam Tribune dated the 28th March, 1972 under the caption "Trafficking of Women-5 persons held in Darranga Mela.

        The Chief Minister made a statement in reply to the Calling Attention Notice.

        Some of the Hon. Members wanted that a copy of the statement should be circulated to all the Members. The Speaker then assured that a copy of the statement will be circulated to the Members by the Assembly Secretariat today.

DEBATE ON GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS :

        The debate on the Governor's Address was resumed, Mr. S.D.D. Nichols -Roy, Minister, Industries, etc., who could not conclude this intervening speech on the debate then resumed his speech. Thereafter, Mr. B.B. Lyngdoh, Minister, Finance, etc., intervened in the debate to most of the points raised in the discussion relating to his Department.

        The Chief Minister then replied to the debate on the Governor's Address which took about two hours. Thereafter, the mover of some of the amendments pressed for division.

        So these amendments were put to vote and lost. Thereafter the Speaker moved the motion of Thanks as a question which was adopted.

        As time was short the Speaker took the sense of the House to postpone Item No.2 of the Agenda i.e., Government Resolution relating to establishment of Indira Gandhi Hill University for North Eastern Region of India, for tomorrow the 6th April, 1972.

ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKER :

        As there was only one name that was proposed and seconded in 3 nomination papers filed and all for Shri Singjan Sangma, the Speaker declared Shri Singjan Sangma elected unanimously. The Speaker, the Leader of the House and Chief  Minister, Mr. Maham Singh, Mr. Hoover Hynniewta and Prof. M.N. Majaw, felicitated Mr. Singjan Sangma, for having been elected unanimously to the office of the Deputy Speaker of the House.

        Thereafter, in reply Mr. Singjan Sangma spoke a few words.

ADJOURNMENT :

        The House was then adjourned at 5.10 P.M. to meet again at 10 A.M., on Thursday, the 6th April, 1972.

N.C. HANDIQUE.

SHILLONG.

Secretary,

The 6th April, 1972.

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

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