The second sitting of the ongoing winter session of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly which began on December 18 was compelled to adjourn for 3 hours due to failure of the sound system fixed in the Assembly House.
As scheduled, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Th. Lokeshwar tried to announce the business of the day today, but had to stop for 15 minutes as the microphone he was supposed to deliver experienced some technical error. Later, as the sound mechanic could not fixed the problem the Speaker announced the adjournment of the house for 30 minutes starting from 11.15 am.
“The House will begin from 2 pm due to technical defect”, said Speaker, Th. Lokeshwar as he was left with no other option.
Staffs and officials of the Manipur State legislative Assembly were seen engaging in hectic work trying to fix the sound system. When enquired about whom to fix the responsibility, Liaison Officer for Media, RK Bhagat said that the staffs had already checked the sound system before the commencement of the Assembly and was Okay. But then exactly at the time when the session was to begin some electric problem occurred and suddenly affected the sound system, RK Bhagat added. He further said that Assembly staffs has nothing to do in any of the defect to any of the infrastructures, electrifications or office building as the Assembly building and other construction works has not been handed over to the State Legislative Assembly by the Simplex Company which is undertaking the construction work.