Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

George insulted by ‘do homework’ comment; CM says overdramatic reaction

November 11, 2020

Shillong, Nov 11: Congress MLA from Umroi, George Lyngdoh on Wednesday demanded an apology from Power Minister James Sangma for telling him to do his homework during the question hour on the fourth day of the autumn session. The Umroi legislator said that he was insulted by the expression and that the words should be Read More

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No electricity, yet some villages get bills: Saleng

November 11, 2020

Shillong, Nov 11: NCP MLA from Gambegre, Saleng Sangma today informed the assembly that some villages in his constituency receive electricity bills despite not having electricity and left the house baffled during question hour on Day 4 of Meghalaya Assembly’s autumn session 2020. The MLA from Gambegre elaborated that few blocks under Gambegre, including Badupara Read More

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Will review ‘30% bill payment to repair transformer’ condition: James

November 11, 2020

Shillong, Nov 11: Power Minister James Sangma today said that the government will review the condition wherein MePGCL stated that malfunctioned transformers in villages will be fixed only after payment of 30 percent of pending electricity bills. The power minister was responding to a supplementary question by Congress MLA from Nongpoh Mayralborn Syiem. The Nongpoh Read More

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HM Shangpliang requests release of funds under BADP for 2020-21

November 10, 2020

Shillong, Nov 10: Congress MLA from Mawsynram, HM Shangpliang on Tuesday urged the state government to release funds under Border Area Development Programme for the year 2020-21. Shangpliang – during the question hour on the allotment of fund to Kalaichar and Dalu raised by Congress MLA Winnerson Sangma – asked the Minister-in-charge Border Areas Development Read More

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Conrad confident of winning no confidence motion on Wednesday

November 10, 2020

SHILLONG, Nov 10: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has expressed confidence that the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government will sail through the no confidence motion tabled by the opposition Congress. “We are absolutely confident. There are no issues and the opposition has brought out this no confidence but there were many other forms in which Read More

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Draft EIA 2020: Meghalaya Govt leaves ‘post-facto clearance’ provisions to centre

November 10, 2020

Shillong, Nov 10: Meghalaya minister in-charge Forests and Environment James Sangma said that the state has submitted its views regarding the draft EIA 2020, but added that it will leave the decision on post-facto clearance clauses to the central government.  The Environment Minister was responding to a question by Congress MLA Mayralborn Syiem seeking the Read More

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Of 399 crores spent on COVID, 148 crores pending liabilities: CM

November 10, 2020

Shillong, Nov 10: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that out of the 399 crore spent on COVID related expenses, bills have been paid for Rs. 251 Crores and the pending liabilities are Rs. 148 Crores.  The Chief Minister was replying to a short-duration discussion tabled by Congress MLA from P T Sawkmie on COVID Read More

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No-confidence motion against Conrad government to be taken up on Nov 11

November 10, 2020

Shillong, Nov 10: Meghalaya assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Tuesday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by the Congress against the council of ministers led by the incumbent Chief Minister. The Speaker informed the Assembly that he would allot time on November 11, 2020 at 11 AM for a discussion on the no-trust notice brought by Read More

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Oppn Congress to table no-confidence motion

November 9, 2020

SHILLONG, Nov 9: The opposition Congress in the Meghalaya Assembly on Tuesday will be submitting a no confidence motion against the “council of ministers led by the incumbent Chief Minister.” Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed that the no confidence motion will be tabled against the Council of Ministers of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Read More

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