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No confidence moved
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 16:
Published on 17 Mar. 2009 1:08 AM IST
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Opposition Congress party on Monday moved a no-confidence for the removal of the Meghalaya assembly Speaker Bindo M Lanong. Lanong, who belongs to United Democratic Party (UDP), a major partner of the NCP-backed Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government has fixed March 27, next for taking up the resolution against him. The resolution tabled by 12 Congress legislators was moved by Ronnie V Lyngdoh (Cong) seeking the removal of Lanong under Rule 135 of the Rules of procedures and conduct of business in the state assembly. Admitting the resolution, the speaker said, the matter would be taken up on March 27 next. As per rules, the speaker is allowed 14 days from the date of the tabling of the resolution, to give his reply. Besides the motion to remove the Speaker, Lanong also informed the House of the message from Governor RS Mooshahary directing him, among other things, to video-tape the proceedings of the trust-vote and to sent the ballot papers relating to the trial of strength of the year old Donkupar Roy-led ministry to him. Chief minister Dr Donkupar Roy would face trial of strength on Tuesday following the withdrawal support of three legislators, including Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement legislator Paul Lyngdoh. Two Independent MLAs, also withdrew their support.

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