Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

LO writes to Governor and Speaker on lapses of holding a special session

January 23, 2020

SHILLONG, Jan 23: Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma, have written a letter to governor RN Ravi and speaker Metbah Lyngdoh regarding the special session of the State Assembly held recently. In his letter to governor, the former chief minister stated that it was found that the special session did not fulfill the requirement of Read More

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Leader of Opposition expresses concern over period of amendment Bill

January 20, 2020

SHILLONG, Jan 20: Meghalaya Assembly leader of opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma expressed his concern over the fact that the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to extend the reservation for SCs and STs by only 10 years. Speaking during the one-day special session of the state assembly on Monday, Dr Sangma said, Read More

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Meghalaya Assembly ratifies 126th Amendment Bill, 2019 to extend reservation of seats for SC/ST in State Assemblies and Parliament

January 20, 2020

SHILLONG, Jan 20: Meghalaya Legislative Assembly today unanimously ratified the Constitution (One hundred and twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed by both the Houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by both the houses of Parliament in the moth of December, 2019 and has forwarded to the Read More

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Metbah Lyngdoh elected Meghalaya Assembly Speaker

September 13, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 13: United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator from Mairang, Metbah Lyngdoh was today elected as the Speaker of the Meghalaya assembly. Lyngdoh defeated Congress candidate, Winnerson D Sangma by a margin of 20 votes. Lyngdoh polled 39 votes while Sangma got the support of 19 Congress MLAs. The new speaker of the Meghalaya assembly, Read More

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Cong alleges scam in Saubhgya scheme, power minister denies claim

September 13, 2019

Shillong, Sept 13: Meghalaya Power Minister, James K Sangma on Friday rubbished the allegations of a scam in the implementation of the central government’s Saubhagya scheme in the state. “When the state was moving towards 100 percent electrification the opposition was going “hammer and tongs” over it,” James said while replying to a short duration Read More

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Ampareen wants ‘unrepresented tribes’to be removed from amendment of Sixth Schedule

September 12, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 12: Congress legislator from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh on Thursday express her concern over the words “unrepresented tribes” and said that it should be removed from the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule. Raising query during question hour of the ongoing session, Ampareen said that she was concerned about the inclusion of the Read More

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Banteidor Lyngdoh: Govt concerned about welfare of state sports council casual employees

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: Congress MLA from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh raised the issue of casual employees in the State Sports Council. It may be mentioned that 44 casual employees have gone on strike demanding better wages. Replying to the Notice, Minister in-charge, Banteidor Lyngdoh informed the House, that the scheduled Annual General Meeting of the Read More

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Conrad: SC order restored the rights of tribals over land

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court has restored the rights of the tribals over their lands. Replying to a question asked by Independent legislator, Syntar Klas Sunn during the Question Hour, the Chief Minister said that the Supreme Court Order date July 3, this year held that Read More

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Ampareen calls for inclusion of Article 371 J to protect tribals of Meghalaya

September 11, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 11: The Meghalaya Assembly during the Autumn session on Wednesday has called for the enactment of special provisions in the state after the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir. Initiating the debate on the resolution Congress MLA from East Shillong, Amapreen Lyngdoh called for the inclusion of Meghalaya under Article 371 Read More

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Meghalaya legislators express apprehension over fall out of NRC list in Assam

September 10, 2019

SHILLONG, Sep 10: Several legislators both from the opposition and the treasury benches on Tuesday has expressed their apprehensions that the rejection of 19 lakh applicants from the NRC list in Assam may see Meghalaya being overwhelmed by such rejects. The House also took up the issue of women from Meghalaya married in Assam being Read More

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