Kohima: Elected members of the state, current and former, came together to form the Parliamentarians and Ex-Parliamentarians’ Association of Nagaland (P&EPAN) following a decision made during a joint meeting of the state assembly legislators and ex-Parliamentarians held at Nagaland Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) conference hall on Wednesday.
A statement from the chief minister’s office said that P&EPAN will be headquartered in the state’s capital Kohima.
The statement said that the association was “formed to foster better understanding and coordination among the elected members and former elected members so that they can contribute their experience and knowledge to the government towards the welfare of the people”.
All sitting MPs, MLAs, and all ex-MPs and Ex-MLAs will be a member of the association.
A working Committee, comprising of minister for planning and coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs Neiba Kronu as convenor; deputy speaker Sharingain Longkumer, adviser of school education KT Sukhalu, MLA Yitachu, Ex-MLA Supongmeren Jamir, Ex- MLA Taka Masa and EX-MLA Sulanthung Lotha as members; and legal consultant of NLA, N Benjamin Newmai as member secretary was formed to frame rules and modalities for the association.