Shillong: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, which kicked off on September 10, was adjourned sine die on Friday.
Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh adjourned the Assembly sine die after the House passed the supplementary demand for grants and supplementary appropriation for 2021-22.
On the last day, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma tabled the Meghalaya Appropriation (No IV) Bill, 2021 (Supplementary Demand and Supplementary Appropriation for the year 2021-22), which was passed in the House with a total amount of Rs 1470 crore from the Consolidated Fund of Meghalaya for the financial year 2021-22.
The Meghalaya Forest Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was introduced by Forest and Environment Minister James PK Sangma, and the Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021 were also passed.
The Contingency Fund of Meghalaya (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was also passed in the Assembly.
During the six-day long session, a host of issues like the failure of governance in the state, law and order situation, border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, water woes, Centre’s proposal of oil palm cultivation, militancy, plight of the teachers and several other issues were raised and debated in the House.
The session also witnessed the Opposition Congress staging a walk out after the Speaker disallowed a discussion on the suspension of the top cops involved in the killing of ex-militant Cherishterfield Thangkhiew.
On the last day, Congress MLA Zenith Sangma and NPP MLA Marcuise Marak had a heated argument while banging of tables during a short duration discussion on the failure of governance in the state.
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