Assembly witnesses heated moment during debate on no confidence motion

Assembly witnesses heated moment during debate on no confidence motion

Shillong, Nov 11: There was a war of words were exchanged between Zenith Sangma and NCP legislator Saleng Sangma during the no-confidence motion tabled by opposition Congress on Wednesday.

Saleng felt offended when, Zenith did not agree with the former’s statement that the law and order situation in the State was better under the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government.

During the course of the debate during the no-confidence motion, Zenith said that when someone inside the House says a thing which is incorrect it has to be corrected even as he added that it was his privilege as a member of the House to do so.

Soon after Saleng was on his feet to defend his statement, stating that he too as a legislator has the privilege and it was not only the Congress MLA who has.

The NCP MLA from Gambegre said that he has used the words “better situation”, even as he added that he was also a victim of militancy himself. He said that at one time his house was attacked and his children were inside

Intervening, leader of opposition said that he has been a member of the House since 1993 and has never witnessed this kind of scene before.

“I am deeply hurt and I am also sure that people who are watching this will definitely be disturbed and which we can take pride of,” Dr. Sangma said.

He urged to preserve the dignity and decorum of the House.

Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong urged the Speaker to expunge the unparliamentary words used by the NCL MLA.

Later, Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh ruled that the words will be expunged from the proceedings of the House even as he urged that all legislators should maintain decorum.