Meghalaya Speaker to take legal opinion over Governor’’s directive

March 16th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar. 16 (ANI): As the Congress moved a resolution for the removal of Meghalaya Speaker B M Lanong on the inaugural day of the budget session, Governor R S Mooshahary has directed the Speaker to ensure video recording of the House proceedings during the trust vote on Tuesday. Speaker B M Lanong informed the Assembly that Governor R S Mooshahary had sent the directive to him on Sunday evening for the second time, asking him to ensure video recording of the proceedings, and maintain status quo in regard to rights of speech, among others instructions. Earlier, Mooshahary had issued the same directive on March 13. Lanong also said that he had sought legal opinion from the states Advocate-General G S Massar on the issue. UDP MLA Ardent Basaiawmoit threatened to disrupt proceedings of the House alleging blatant interference from the Governor on the Speaker’’s functioning. The Congress moved a resolution for removal of the Speaker, alleging that the Speaker was acting in a partial manner and was intimidating the Opposition legislators. The Speaker said the resolution would be taken up in the House on March 27. (ANI)

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