Mizoram 2018

Lalrinliana Sailo elected Speaker of Mizoram Assembly

Lalrinliana Sailo of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) was on Tuesday elected as the Speaker of the Mizoram Assembly.

Pro-tem speaker Lalrinawma declared Mr. Sailo as elected unopposed as the opposition parties did not field any candidate.

Mr. Sailo said that in a deviation from the past, supplementary questions in the Assembly would now be allowed even if the minister concerned is absent to reply to the queries. The minister in-charge of any department can authorise another minister to reply on his behalf, he said.

He also suggested to Chief Minister Zoramthanga that legislators be provided with vehicles when they travel outside the State and get them picked up from the airport or the railway station on their return.

Mr. Sailo appealed to the members to maintain House decorum to ensure that the State legislature continued to enjoy the reputation of one of the finest legislatures in the country.

Mr. Zoramthanga, opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) group leader Lalduhoma, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Zodintluanga, former Speaker Lalchamliana and the lone BJP legislator Buddha Dhan Chakma congratulated Mr. Sailo in his election as the Speaker and appealed him to remain impartial.

Earlier, pro-tem speaker Mr. Lalrinawma administered the oath to 38 members, of whom 20 were freshers.

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