Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Th. Lokeshwar today adjourned the state Assembly session for around 10 minutes after ruling and opposition MLAs started heated exchange of words over the issue of Inner Line Permit System.
Opposition MLA Kh. Shyamkumar and MLA Dr. I Ibohalbi today moved a calling attention motion over the public demand for withdrawal of the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill-2015 and the dead of the students in police action. As the matter was of public importance the calling attention motion was converted into a short duration discussion. While discussing the matter Congress MLA Dr. Ng. Bijoy slammed Trinamool Congress MLA Shyamkumar over his statement published at various newspapers of the state. Following the statement MLA Kh Shyamkumar stood up and started arguing the statement given by MLA Dr, Ng. Bijoy. Heated argument started between the two and speaker of the House had to order sound technicians to mute the microphone. Later as the situation went in chaos the speaker adjourned the house at 12.30 pm and resumed against at 12.45 pm.
After resuming the house Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who is also the leader of the house in his statement said that the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill-2015 passed by the august house has been returned as the governor did not gave his assent. He said the Bill cannot be sent to the president directly by the state government. Ibobi further said that as the government could not do anything at the moment, he appealed the member of the house to understand the condition. He said government is planning to convene a meeting with all the political parties and the members of the JCILPS after the session which is scheduled to conclude on July 10.