Imphal, July 20,
Opposition MLAs belonging to Congress party today walk out of the house after speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly today ruled out review of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting for extension of the session which begins today as the various issue plaguing the state cannot be discussed in the remaining one day.
Soon after Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tabled and moved the BAC report, the proceeding of the house was interrupted by Congress MLA Khumukcham Joykishan drew the attention of the Speaker to review the BAC report saying that the various issue plaguing the state cannot be discussed in one day excluding today.
Joykishan while pleading the Speaker said that already the Chief Minister , who is also the leader of the house had presented various report of issues that is even beyond the purview of the state government.
MLA Joykishan said, the leader of the house have also pointed out the issues being face by the state even as he did not mention about the Citizenship (Amendment ) Bill 2016 and also the Frame Work Agreement. There are issue about the death of 9 people due to natural disaster among others.
“In the remaining one day how could this issues which is for the people of this state could be discussed in one day”, Joykishan said and urged the Speaker to review the BAC report, which the speaker ruled out saying that that can be discussed in the next sitting of the state assembly.
Another Congress MLA N. Loken Singh also echoed the congress colleague saying that the BAC report need to be review for extension of the session to discussed for the fate of the state. This is permitted as per rule 269 of the BAC, Loken added.
When the Speaker of the house Yumnam Khemchand ruled out the plead for review of the BAC meeting, Senior Opposition Congress MLA Gaikhangam stood up and said that if the house fails to follow the democratic demand than the opposition congress does not have any meaning to sit in the house.
Later, the leader walk out and was followed by other congress opposition MLAs.
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