Parleys on to find new NLA speaker

Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/10/2020 12:56:35 PM IST

Following the vacancy of speaker’s post caused by the demise of Vikho-o Yhoshü on December 30, there are reports of hectic political parleys being now on to appoint/elect a new speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA).

The names of deputy speaker Sharingain Longkumer and advisor Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio (former deputy speaker), both from NDPP, were doing the rounds. Sharingain currently holds the charge as the speaker in-charge.

When contacted, NDPP sources said that the party would hold consultations with its alliance partner-- BJP to arrive at an consensus. However, nothing could be confirmed till the time of filing this report.  

Sharingain, a first time MLA, was elected on an NDPP ticket in the by-election held on May 23, 2019 from Aonglendenin Assembly constituency following the demise of sitting MLA Imtikumzuk Longkumer. Zhaleo Rio, who is a two-time legislator from Ghaspani II constituency, was elected as the deputy speaker in March 2018. He was later appointed as advisor Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs in July, 2019.


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