NPF not to attend PAC meeting

NPF not to attend PAC meeting

Dimapur, May 8: The NPF Legislature party has expressed inability to attend the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) with all legislators on May 9 on the reason that it was not routed through the appropriate authority (the Speaker).
Besides no formal intimation about the meeting was also communicated to the Leader of the Opposition, it said.
The NPF said Commissioner & Secretary, Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat, N. Benjamin Newmai had issued a bulletin Part-II on May 7 that Political Affairs Committee meeting with all legislators will be held on May 9 at 11 am at the State Banquet Hall to discuss the way-forward towards early settlement of the Naga political issues.
Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy also issued a circular dated April 30 stating that the Political Affairs Committee is convening a special meeting of all tribal hohos on May 11 at 10 am in the State Banquet Hall to discuss issues concerning the on-going peace talk and the women reservation policies for ULBs among others and each hoho is to be represented by three office bearers/members.
In a press release, NPF MLA, Imkong L Imchen said in the past, the ruling party use to officially communicate to the opposition for fixing such a meeting and the Speaker being neutral used to convene the meeting.
In the last concluded budget session in March 2018, the NPF said the Leader of the Opposition TR Zeliang had requested the Speaker of the Assembly to convene the meeting of the Legislator Forum for Naga political issue.
“However, the meeting was not convened by the appropriate authority. Therefore, the NPF Legislature party is constraint to express our inability to attend the said meeting without routing through the appropriate authority that is the Speaker, moreover no formal intimation was communicated to the Leader of the opposition hitherto,” it added. (Page News Service)