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Opp may decide on no confidence resolution today

Removal of Assembly Speaker

SHILLONG: Opposition parties in the state are likely to take a call on Thursday on the resolution moved by NPP leader James Sangma for removal of Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Sangma said he discussed the matter with some MLAs and a formal decision on the fate of the resolution is likely to be taken on Thursday.
He said Opposition parties would take a call collectively as there was not much time left for the elections.
The three-point resolution states that the Speaker failed to convene the House on time after the budget session was held in March this year.
The second point is the delay in the construction of the Assembly building even after the selection of the site. Another reason is the overall lack of confidence in the Speaker by members of the House.
Assembly without
Dy Speaker half term
The current Assembly did not have a Deputy Speaker for more than half of its term ever since Sanbor Shullai resigned in 2015.
Shullai resigned in March 2015 to enable the government to win the no trust motion against the Speaker brought by the Opposition.
While the Opposition wanted Shullai to chair the House during the no confidence motion, the ruling successfully secured the resignation of Shullai and appointed Congress legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh as the chairman, who ultimately saved the government.
The motion was defeated through a voice vote during the session chaired by Ronnie, who was later rewarded with a Cabinet berth in August 2016.

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