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First-time MLA, Sharingain Longkumer is NLA Deputy Speaker

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 07, 2019 1:10 am

Our Correspondent

Kohima, Aug. 6 (EMN): Thirty-seven-year-old Sharingain Longkumer was elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Tuesday.

Longkumer assured that even though he is new to the post, he will seek to uphold the trust of the House and of the people.

“This solemn task can be fulfilled with support from the House, and I will strive to sustain the duties bestowed upon me,” said Longkumer. He was recently elected to the NLA after winning the by-election to 26th Aonglenden assembly constituency in Mokokchung district.

Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu said only Longkumer had filed nomination for the post, and declared him elected.

The post fell vacant following a reshuffle in the ministry on July 23, in which the then Deputy Speaker Zhaleo Rio was made a minister.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and leader of opposition TR Zeliang congratulated Longkumer on his election to the post.

Both the leaders described him as young and energetic with requisite qualification to hold such a coveted post.

They also urged him to discharge duties and responsibilities to the best of his abilities without fear or favour.

Sharingain Longkumer, son of late Nungshizenba Longkumer, had successfully contested the by-election on 23rd May 2019 on NDPP ticket.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 07, 2019 1:10:04 am