Zenith, Marcuise war of words over 2005 MBoSE firing issue

Zenith, Marcuise war of words over 2005 MBoSE firing issue

Shillong, Sep 17: Congress legislator Zenith Sangma and government Chief Whip Marcuise Marak of the NPP got into a slanging match over the MBoSE firing incident which occurred on September 30, 2005 on the concluding day of the Autumn Session of the Meghalaya Assembly.

Rising on his feet after the reply of the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on the short duration motion, the Rangsakona legislator took exception to NPP legislator from Phulbari SG Estamur Mominin referring to the incident by stating that it was closed chapter.

Annoyed by this, Marak stood up and asked why the Congress MLA was sacred of the MBoSE firing incident.

A furious, Sangma who was already on his feet banged the table and said that he was not at all scared of the issue.

“If I was scared I won’t have spoken about the incident,” the Congress MLA said.

Raising a point of order, leader of opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma said that only a person who had taken part in the discussion can be on his feet to seek clarification.

Intervening, the Chief Minister sought to end the matter there stating that there was other business that had to be taken up.

Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Parliamentary Affairs, Prestone Tynsong said that he has never seen a short duration notice going on for more than two and half hours, when rule specifies that it should be within two and half hours.