First assembly of the first BJP led government on Tuesday

The first sitting of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly which is the first assembly session of BJP led government would be opened with Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla on March 21.

Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh mentioned the date of the first assembly sitting of the new government while talking to the reporters after a cabinet meeting held yesterday at the old secretariat conference hall.

The new government led by Nongthombam Biren would undergo vote of confidence on March 20 and as decided by the State Cabinet.

A pro-tem Speaker would be nominated and it would be administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Governor at Raj Bhavan at 10 am of March 19 said the chief minister.

After the pro-tem Speaker has been sworn in, he would administer the oath of office and secrecy to all the elected MLAs at 11 am of March 19. A new Speaker of the state legislative assembly would be nominated on March 20 and the new government formed would undergo the vote of confidence.

In addition to tabling the budget estimates, the new government would also seek votes on accounts.

The government would table some Bills on March 22 and the budget estimates would be discussed for due approval of the House.

On the UNC’s indefinite economic blockade, Biren Singh said the members in the government have been working to hold another round of meeting on March 19. Additional chief secretary Dr. Suresh Babu and commissioner of works K. Radhakumar will represent the State Government at the March 19 dialogue and the central government has also been requested to send a representative to the proposed meeting added the chief minister.

Even as the government fix its date of first assembly sitting the portfolios of ministers were not revealed.

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