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Datta urges for frequent, longer assembly session

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Kohima, Apr 17 (UNI) Nagaland Governor Shyamal Datta today urged the legislators to meet more frequently in longer sessions of the assembly to discuss people's problems.

Speaking as the chief guest of the two-day orientation programme for MLAs here Mr Datta said the programme, first of its kind in the region, would provide a unique opportunity to the lawmakers to acquaint themselves with various topics.

He said 40 per cent of the legislators of the tenth assembly were new and young and hoped that along with their matured colleagues they would bring in some new legislations.

He lamented that the assembly had never seen a woman legislator and urged the people to elect women.

Former secretary general of Lok Sabha C.K.Jain, talking on 'Parliamentary Procedural Reform in India', spoke of the recent changes of procedures in Parliament. Dr. Harish Khare, chief of bureau of 'The Hindu' in New Delhi, spoke on 'partnership between the legislatures and media', while K.N.Balagopal, Advocate General, spoke on 'law, legislation and common man'.

Tomorrow, former union minister Arun Shourie and former election observer K.J. Rao will address the gathering.

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