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Nagaland budget session to resume today


Kohima, February 6: The eight days long budget session of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) for the fiscal 2020-2021 will resume on Friday.
The session is resuming after a gap of 20 days as on the first day on January 17 last, the Speaker adjourned the House after ratification of the 126th Amendment Bill, 2019 for reservation of seats in the Assembly for SC/ST.
The session assumes significance as the only opposition in the House – the Naga People’s Front has sought time to move an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act resolution.
The apex students body in the State, Naga Students’ Federation, which has been spearheading the anti-CAA protest in the State has also asked the Government to pass a resolution to withdraw the citizenship law.
As per the provisional programme of the session, which will conclude on February 14, the amended citizenship law is likely to be taken up through the discussion on Matters of Urgent Public Importance on Saturday.
Election to the vacant chair of NLA Speaker will be conducted on Friday.
Ruling Peoples’ Democratic Alliance (PDA) consensus nominee and incumbent deputy speaker Sharingain Longkumer is up against two-time NPF MLA and former speaker Dr Imtiwapang Aier.
The House will also take up debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor’s address delivered on January 17 last while Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds the finance portfolio will present the Budget 2020-21 on the penultimate day of the session, which will be taken up for consideration and passing on February 14. (Page News Service)