One-day Nagaland Assembly session held amid opposition boycott

The 6th session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly in progress. (Morung Photo)
The 6th session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly in progress. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent 
Kohima | August 13

Amid the absence of opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators who boycotted the 6th session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here today, Nagaland’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Health & Family Welfare Minister S. Pangnyu Phom made the statement on the floor of the House on COVID- 19 pandemic situation in the state.

Discussion on COVID- 19 pandemic situation listed in the business of the session, however, was not taken up due to the absence of NPF legislators at the session.

On August 12, the opposition NPF said that it would boycott the sixth session citing the Speaker’s refusal to accept the request for extension of the session by the party. 

The one day session passed a government bill on “The Nagaland Goods & Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020” which was moved by the Chief Minister.

Other business of the session included obituary reference, questions, reporting on assents to bills, laying of reports, laying of annual administrative reports, presentation of assembly committee reports.

Earlier, ahead of the session, State Chaplain Rev TW Yamyap Konyak prayed for the session, which was followed by release of Nagaland Assembly Chronicles (a biannuall journal) by Chief Minister Rio.

Later, NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer adjourned the session sine-die at around 11:38 AM after completing all the business listed for the session.

On August 12, the Opposition NPF said that it would boycott the sixth session citing the Speaker’s refusal to accept the request for extension of the session by the party.