Sharingain Longkumer has been elected as Nagaland Assembly Speaker. He wins the speaker elections by 8 votes, by beating opponent NPF candidate Imtiwapang Aier. Sharingain Longkumer gets 32 votes as opposed to Imtiwapang’s 25.
Sharingain Longkumer has thanked the House members for keeping trust upon him, despite being the youngest legislator in the state Assembly.
The date of withdrawal will be on February 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
It may be recalled that following the demise of the then NLA Speaker, Late Vikho-o Yhoshu on December 30, 2019, Deputy Speaker Sharingain Longkumer had been temporarily shouldering the responsibility as the Speaker-in-Charge.
Leader of House, Neiphiu Rio and Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang, have also congratulated the newly elected Speaker of the Nagaland assembly.
Rio praised the young and first-time legislator for his role as Deputy Speaker where he presided over important sessions, including the first day of the budget session held in January this year.
The post for the Speaker of the state assembly fell vacant following the death of Vikho-o Yhoshü (68) in a Mumbai hospital on December 30 last year.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio-led People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) fielded Sharingain Longkumer, sitting Deputy Speaker and Speaker-in-charge to contest to the post against Naga People Front (NPF) MLA and former Speaker Imtiwapang Aier.
The Budget session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, NLA will also resume today after a gap of 20-days. The Speaker in charge had called for adjourning the House after the ratification of the Constitution 126th Amendment Bill, 2019 on January 17, the first day of the session.
During the week-long session, various businesses will be taken up which include debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor’s Address, Laying of reports, presentation of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2019-2020, and others.