Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Shira elected as Dy. Speaker of M’laya Assembly


Veteran National People’s Party (NPP) legislator, Timothy Dalbot Shira was on Monday re-elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker of the 11th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly for the straight second consecutive term.
None of the opposition parties — Congress, Trinamool Congress and Voice of the People Party – decided not to field any candidate against Shira. “Since only one nomination paper was filed and found valid, I hereby declare Timothy D Shira elected as deputy speaker,” Speaker Thomas A Sangma announced.
Members from both benches of the House felicitated the newly elected Deputy Speaker.
“I am thankful to all members for showing their faith and confidence in me for the second consecutive term. I assure that I would ensure that the legislature of the state is protected. I am also looking forward to constructive advices from both sides of the House,” Shira said.
Congratulating Shira on being elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker, the Chief Minister said the fact that he was elected unanimously reflects the kind of acceptance that all members of the House have towards Shira.
“I am sure along with yourself (Speaker) and him as deputy speaker, you will conduct (the House) in the best and just manner,” Conrad said, even as he voiced hope that the Assembly will function in an efficient way so that productive works can be done and both ruling and opposition will get space in this House.
Former Chief Minister and senior TMC leader, Dr. Mukul Sangma, former Speaker Charles Pyngrope, cabinet minister Paul Lyngdoh, Congress legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh and others also participated in felicitating Shira.

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