Imphal, Sept 2: The Monsoon Session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly begins today amid tight security. The session will have two sittings and will conclude on Monday.
As soon as the House met today, the House condoled the death of former state MLA Kishore Thapa, who had represented Kangpokpi Assembly Constituency. Paying tributes to the departed leader, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said, Kishore Thapa was a soft natured person. He also said that Mr. Thapa was a prominent figure among the Gorkha community in the state. The Chief Minister further said that during his days, bandh, blockade and any kind of extortion was not there in his area.
Mr. Ibobi Singh said, the sudden demise of Mr. Thapa is a great lost to the society and it will be difficult to fill the vacuum created by his demise.
State Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Ngamthang Haokip, MLAs Kh. Joykishan, Dr. Ibohalbi Singh and Speaker Th. Lokeshor Singh also joined the chief minister in paying tributes to the departed leader. The House observed two minutes silence in his honour.
Later, the Chief Minister tabled in the House five different reports including Annual report of the State Vigilance Commission, Manipur for the year 2015-2016.
On the other hand Education Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar Singh introduced three government bills in the State Legislative Assembly.
The bills are – the Manipur Technical University Bill, 2016; the Dhanamanjuri University Bill, 2015 and the Manipur State Higher Education Council Bill, 2016.
Earlier, the Education Minister tabled in the House the Manipur Technical University Ordinance, 2016.
The House also elected members of three committees of the House namely, Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Estimates and Committee on Public Undertakings.
The House was adjourned for the day at 11.30am.