Some Naga MLAs may attend session
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 06 2010: Independent MLA Wungnaoshang Keishing has said that some Naga MLAs, who recently tendered their resignations, are likely to attend the Monsoon session of the State Assembly which will start tomorrow.

Speaking to the Sangai Express today, Wungnaoshang said that as the Speaker is yet to approve the resignation papers submitted by seven Naga MLAs, some of the legislators including himself may attend the sessions of the House as people's representatives.

He also confided that some other Naga independent MLAs are likely to take part during the discussions in the House.

It is informed that the Assembly Secretariat, like in the past, has reserved seats for the all the 60 members of the House irrespective of seven Naga MLAs having submitted resignation letters and the MPP recently declaring that Dr Ng Bijoy is no more its member.

Mention may be made that, Wungnaoshang Keishing was among the seven Naga legislators who offered to step down from the Assembly in protest against police crackdown on a public rally at Mao Gate on May 6 to welcome NSCN (IM) general secretary Th Muivah enroute to his proposed visit to his birth place.

Two persons were killed in police action and scores injured in the incident.

The Assembly Speaker is yet to announce acceptance of the seven MLAs' offer to resign.

A number of Naga civil society organisations, notably the UNC and ANSAM had demanded the resignation of the Naga MLAs on the issue of holding election to the ADCs recently.