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NPF to skip PAC meeting

By EMN Updated: May 08, 2018 11:30 pm

Dimapur, May 8 (EMN): The legislators of opposition party, the Naga People’s Front (NPF) have announced they will not attend a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee because “was not convened by the appropriate authority”.

A statement from Imkong L Imchen on behalf of the NPF legislature party stated the chief secretary of Nagaland, Temjen Toy had on April 30 issued a circular informing about the PAC meeting with all tribe hohos on May 11 at the state banquet hall ‘to discuss issues concerning the on-going peace talk and the women reservation policies for ULBs among others’.

Again, it stated, the commissioner and secretary of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat, N Benjamin Newmai issued a ‘bulletin part- II that political affairs committee meeting with all legislators will be held on May 9  to discuss the way forward toward early settlement of the Naga Political issue’.

“In the past, the ruling party use to officially communicate to the opposition for fixing such a meeting and the Speaker being neutral used to convene the meeting. In the last concluded Budget Session in March 2018, the leader of the opposition TR Zeliang requested the Speaker of the Assembly to convene the meeting of the Legislator Forum for Naga political issue.

“However, the meeting was not convened by the appropriate authority. Therefore, the NPF legislature party is constraint to express our inability to attend the said meeting without routing through the appropriate authority that is the Speaker, moreover no formal intimation was communicated to the leader of the opposition hitherto,” it read.

By EMN Updated: May 08, 2018 11:30:54 pm