Dimapur, February 21: Deputy Speaker, Zhaleo Rio made obituary references of former Deputy Speaker, Imtikumzuk Longkumer who passed away on September 22, 2018.
The Deputy Speaker said Imtikumzuk entered electoral politics in 2008. In 2013, he became an MLA for the first time. Since then, he had served as Deputy Speaker of the NLA and as a Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Public Relations in the 12th assembly.
He contested the state assembly elections 2018 on the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party ticket and was re-elected. He was then appointed as Advisor for Excise and Sericulture till he breathed his last.
Making obituary reference on former minister and four-time MLA, K Yamakam who passed away at a private hospital in Dimapur after a brief illness, Deputy Speaker, Zhaleo said Yamakam was consecutively elected four times from 1989-2003 from 58 Shamator-Chessore assembly constituency. Hailing from Sangphur village under Tuensang district, he had served as minister of state for soil & water conservation, sericulture (1993) and minister for horticulture, sericulture, relief and rehabilitation (1998).
The members present observed a two- minute silence for the two departed souls.
(Page News Service)