Shillong, Aug 23: The autumn session of the tenth Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will have six working days from September 6 to September 13.
The calendar for the session was approved by Business Advisory Committee (BAC) during a meeting chaired by Assembly Deputy Speaker, Timothy D Shira on Friday.
The meeting was attended by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong and Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma and former Speaker, Charles Pyngrope.
After the meeting, Shira told reporters that there will be six working days of which government business has been allotted for September 6, 10 and 13 while private members’ business on September 9, 11 and 12.
“We have decided to give more time for the private members’ business this time,’ he said.
Later, the Leader of Opposition said that has requested to increase the number of days for the session as enough time is needed to discuss important issues confronting the state and the people.
“In the true spirit of democracy that is the only platform where aspirations and expectations of the people at large is deliberated and decided upon,” he said.
Informing that the need to fill up the Speaker’s post was also discussed during the BAC meeting, the Leader of Opposition said, “we have proposed that the election may be fixed in one of the two days allotted for government’s business.”
The Speaker post in the Assembly has fallen vacant after the death of Assembly Speaker, Dr Donkupar Roy on July 28.