The first session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly constituted under the Democratic Republican Constitution of India was summoned by the Governor of Meghalaya to meet on the 25th March, 1972. The Assembly accordingly met at 2 P.M.
The Secretary at the outset read two orders of Governor of Meghalaya, one appointing Mr. Jor Manick Syiem as Pro-tem Speaker for performing the duties of the office of the Speaker till the Speaker is elected, and another order appointing the same person before whom every members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly shall make and subscribe their oath or affirmation. Altogether 58 Members took oath or affirmation in today's sitting.
Therefore the election of Speaker was taken up. Only three nomination papers from the members nominating Prof. R.S. Lyngdoh were received. There was no other candidate. So he was declared elected as a Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
The Governor arrived at the Assembly gate at 3.58 P.M. He was received by the newly elected Speaker and the Secretary of the Assembly and led in a procession to the Chamber. On being requested by the Speaker, the Governor addressed the House under Article 176 (1) of the Constitution of India.
After the Governor has left the Chamber, the Speaker reported to the House that the Governor has been pleased to make a speech and also informed that he had received notice of a motion of Thanks from Shri Darwin D. Pugh, M.L.A., which reads as follows :-
"That the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly assembled in this session are deeply grateful to the Governor for the Address which he has been pleased to deliver to this House on the 25th March, 1972".
The Speaker then informed the House that he fixed Monday, the 27th March, 1972, Tuesday, the 28th March, 1972 and 4th April, 1972 as the dates for discussion of the Motion and on matters referred to in the Governor's Address and also allowed time for giving notice of amendments to the Motions upto 10 A.M., on Monday, the 27th March, 1972. The Speaker also further informed that on the 27th March, 1972 debate on Governor's Address would start from 2 P.M.
The House then adjourned at 4.30 P.M., till 10 A.M., on Monday, the 27th March, 1972.
|The 25th March, 1972.||
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly