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Imtikumzuk new Nagaland Dy Speaker

By The Assam Tribune

KOHIMA, July 21 - Congress MLA Imtikumzuk was today elected unopposed as the new Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Assembly amidst a walk out by BJP legislators.

Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo announced that since the Assembly Secretariat had received only one nomination, he declared Imtikumzuk elected unopposed.

The post fell vacant after the elevation of Independent MLA Levi Rengma as Parliamentary Secretary from the post of Deputy Speaker on April 27 last. He resigned from the post on April 26.

Before the Speaker could make any declaration, BJP Legislature Party leader P Paiwang Konyak said �a member of the Assembly belonging to the Congress though presently under suspension by the party for joining the DAN Government is projected as the lone candidate for the post of Deputy Speaker.�

BJP, he said, which was the partner of the DAN could not support this candidate and the party high command in Delhi also did not agree to this decision of the coalition partner (NPF). And for this reason BJP MLAs had decided to abstain from voting, he added. � PTI

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Imtikumzuk new Nagaland Dy Speaker

KOHIMA, July 21 - Congress MLA Imtikumzuk was today elected unopposed as the new Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Assembly amidst a walk out by BJP legislators.

Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo announced that since the Assembly Secretariat had received only one nomination, he declared Imtikumzuk elected unopposed.

The post fell vacant after the elevation of Independent MLA Levi Rengma as Parliamentary Secretary from the post of Deputy Speaker on April 27 last. He resigned from the post on April 26.

Before the Speaker could make any declaration, BJP Legislature Party leader P Paiwang Konyak said �a member of the Assembly belonging to the Congress though presently under suspension by the party for joining the DAN Government is projected as the lone candidate for the post of Deputy Speaker.�

BJP, he said, which was the partner of the DAN could not support this candidate and the party high command in Delhi also did not agree to this decision of the coalition partner (NPF). And for this reason BJP MLAs had decided to abstain from voting, he added. � PTI