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Emergent session of House tomorrow

Written by: Staff

Kohima, Apr 3: The emergent session of Nagaland assembly will begin here tomorrow to discuss the controversial "office of profit" issue.

Nagaland assembly speaker Kiyanilie Peseyi has summoned the 11th session of the 10th assembly as per the decision of the state cabinet, which met here on Thursday, to discuss the issue of "office of profit".

The advocate general of Nagaland government is likely to talk with members of the house about the Nagaland Legislative Members' (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1964, during the one day session.

During the cabinet meeting, the members were briefed on the Act.

The cabinet has decided to send a copy of the Act to the Election Commission for reference.

Earlier, the opposition Congress members, in a petition to Nagaland governor Shyamal Datta, has demanded disqualification of chief minister Neiphiu Rio for allegedly holding two offices of profit-- the Nagaland State Sports Council and the Nagaland Bamboo Mission.

Similarly, the Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), a major coalition partner of ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN), demanded disqualification of leader of opposition I. Imkong for allegedly holding an office of profit through a petition to the state governor.


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