Aizwal, May 27: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is arriving here today to inaugurate the 11th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (NERCP). Chatterjee will inaugurate the Conference at the state Legislative Assembly hall. He will be accompanied by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan, Lok Sabha Secretary General PDT Achary and Rajya Sabha Secretary General Dr V K Agnihotri.
Speakers, Deputy Speakers and MLAs, from the Northeastern states, are expected to attend the conference. The conference will last till May 30. The NERCPA had been established in tune with the CPA formed by former colonies of the British Empire. This is the second time that Mizoram will host the conference, the first being in 1998.