The House met at 10 a.m. with the Hon' ble Speaker in the Chair. The day was devoted for the transaction of Government Business.
Since there were no cut motions the following Demands were put to vote and passed by the House :-
Demands Nos. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39.
Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, Chief Minister, introduced the Meghalaya Appropriation (No. I) Bill, 1998.
Shri H.B. Dan, Minister incharge Parliamentary Affairs moved :
"That the second proviso to sub-rule (c) of Rule 72 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in its application to the Meghalaya Appropriation (No. I) Bill, 1998 be suspended for the time being in so far as the rule requires circulation of the Bill four days in advance before the motion for consideration may be moved".
(The motion was carried and the second proviso to sub-rule (c) of Rule 72 was suspended for the time being).
The bill was thereafter taken for consideration and as there was no amendment to it, it was subsequently put to vote and the motion was carried. (The Meghalaya Appropriation (No. I ) Bill, 1998 was passed by the House).
Shri Martin M. Dangga, initiated the debate on the Governor's Address.
Other participants during the day included (1) Dr. Mukul Sangma and (2) Shri Elston Roy Kharkongor.
All the participants spoke on a wide range of subjects which figured in the amendment to the motion of thanks and gave a number of suggestions for better and effective implementation of the plans and programmes to be launched by the Government.
Since there were no other member willing to take part, the House rose at 12.45 p.m. and stood adjourned till 10 a.m. on Friday, the 27th March, 1998.
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.