Shillong, Mar 11: The budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly has been cut down from 10 days to 5 working days in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and bye election to Selsella Assembly constituency.
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the State Assembly had earlier fixed March 22 as the concluding day of the session, but the BAC which met on Monday decide to conclude the session on March 14.
Deputy Chief Minister, in-charge Parliamentary Affairs, Prestone Tynsong said that the Business Advisory Committee of the Assembly met on Monday and decided to cut down the working days for budget session from 10 days to 5 days due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and bye election to Selsella Assembly constituency.
Tynsong said that the main businesses to be taken up include the passing of the budget, supplementary demands and demand for grants.
The polling for the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya and the bye election to Selsella constituency will be held on April 11.
Filing of nominations by candidates for the Lok Sabha polls and bye election to Selsella will begin on March 18 and the last date for filing of nominations is March 25.
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that the full budget of the state would be passed in this budget session.