Pothashang News Service

Imphal, December 20, 2017: The third session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly began today amid KCP Maoists 12 hours’ general strike imposed to boycott the assembly demanding to punish those involved in misappropriation of public distribution items.

The assembly session began with the house house giving obituary reference in connection with the death of  former chief minister of Manipur Rishang Keishing and Ex-MP of the 1st and 3rd  Lok Sabha and also Ex-MP of Rajya Sabha during the year 2002-2014, former Member of the Manipur Territorial Council and former member of the 1st upto the 7th Manipur Legislative Assembly consecutively elected from 43-Phuyngyar assembly constituency,  Khundongbam Jugeshwor Singh, former Member of the 2nd Manipur Legislative Assembly from 17-Lamsang assembly constituency, Salam Damudor Singh, former Member of the 4thManipur Legislaltive Assembly from 11-Sagolband Assembly Constituency and Th. Krishna Singh, former minister of the 3rd  and 5th Manipur Legislative Assembly from 31-Thoubal assembly constituency.

In today’s session, secretary of the  Manipur Legislative Assembly intimate Governor’s assent to Bills to the House. The Bills which have been given assent by the Governor of Manipur are The Manipur Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2017 assented on 24th July, 2017. The Manipur Fiscal Responsibility and Budget  Management (Amendment) Bill, 2017 assented on 14th August, 2017. The Manipur Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2017 assented on 24th August, 2017. The Manipur Private School (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2017 assented on 31st August, 2017. The Manipur Coaching Institute (Control and Regulation) Bill, 2017 assented on 31st August, 2017 and The Dhanamanjuri University Bill, 2017 assented on 25th October, 2017.

Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh while presenting the fourth report of the Business Advisory Committee, 2017 also move that the house agrees with the allocation of time recommended by the committee. In view of the ensuing Christmas festival the session which was supposed to conclude on December 23 will now concludes on December 22, 2017.

Educational institutions were shut down due to the general strike imposed.

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