Autumn session of Meghalaya Assembly commences on Sept 15

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Shillong: The autumn session of the eleventh Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will begin on Friday.

There will be five working days of which three days have been allotted for government business and two days for private members’ business.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today said that the Assembly session would go as per the calendar approved by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC).

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His statement came after the opposition Voice of the People Party (VPP) had demanded the extension of the duration of the Assembly’s autumn session citing that having a session for only 5 working days is too short.

Sangma said, “This is exactly the same number of days as in the past. We have not decreased the sessions.”

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“As has been the practice in Meghalaya, the session has been decided more or less by the BAC. The BAC has got members from the opposition to it and they have jointly decided (on the calendar). Individual members could have concerns but there are rules and procedures that are followed and as per rules and procedures, BAC decides on the number of days and as per BAC decision this is going forward.”

Meanwhile, the chief minister informed that the government will table the amendments to the Meghalaya Goods and Services Tax, 2017, Meghalaya Medical Council and National Law University for consideration by the Assembly.

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