Trinamool Congress MLA Dr. I Ibohalbi today drew the attention of the Chief Minister to re-introduce the beacon light for MLAs. Supporting his proposal, Dr. I Ibohalbi said that the privilege of the MLAs are breach while going on the road as beacon light are being used by army personnel even at the rank of a captain. He said that those officer of lower rank permitted to use the beacon light sometime overtook the MLA taking advantage of the beacon light even though an MLA was going along the same way.
“This is an insult to the MLA”, Ibohalbi added.
He said that beacon light are being used by the MLAs at Nagaland and there is no harm in introducing it in the state.
Replying to the proposal Chief Minister said the beacon light has been ban in-order to reduce the VIP culture. He also said that there were unconfirmed report of anti-social element using the vehicle which have beacon light as it was even use by local body representatives. Security personnel sometimes face difficulties in checking the vehicles if it has beacon light.
“The decision to ban beacon light was taken by the state cabinet after thorough discussion”, Chief Minister said. He further added that there is no instruction from the central government for ban of the beacon light but it was the decision of the state government.