KOHIMA, Aug 12 - The one-day monsoon session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly will be held tomorrow. The House which was earlier convened on July 30, could not meet at that time after at least six Assembly staff were found positive a day before.
Speaker Sharingain Longkumer today said that the session is being held in order to fulfil the Constitutional requirement of holding the sitting within a six months period. Commissioner and Secretary Dr PJ Antony said that altogether 19 MLAs, including the two who had tested positive earlier, have applied for leave expressing their inability to attend the session due to varied reasons.
After deferment of the scheduled session, the only Opposition party, Naga Peoples Front, had demanded that the House sit for at least three days so that discussions could be held on a host of issues like the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002 and the COVID-19 scenario in the State.
However, the Speaker did not accept the demand.
�Considering the pandemic and safety of all those attending the Assembly, holding one-day session is the best option�, the Speaker said. � PTI