Mizoram to host NE commonwealth parliamentarians meet

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Aizawl, Apr 21(UNI) Mizoram will host the 11th North Eastern Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association during May for the second time.

A preview meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Zoramthanga, according to an official source.

Mizoram Assembly Speaker Lalchamliana said the NERCPA had been established in tune with the 'Commonwealth Parliamentary Association' formed by former colonies of the British Empire.

Speakers, deputy speakers and three MLAs each, besides concerned officials from the northeast states, are expected to attend the four-day conference beginning May 27. Five MLAs are expected from Assam, which is the largest state in the region.

The source said Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Rajya Sabha Secretary General Dr V K Agnihotri have confirmed their participation.

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