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Hoping Stone’s mobile stolen

The State Assembly on Wednesday witnessed a funny incident when veteran politician Hoping Stone Lyngdoh lodged a complaint before Speaker Charles Pyngrope alleging that some of his colleagues in the House had stolen his mobile handset. The House roared with laughter when the Nongstoin MLA suddenly stood up and said ” Sir, I have lost my mobile yesterday.” He even sought the Speaker’s help in his search for the gadget. Blaming the security guards for the incident, he said, “Normally, I keep my mobile inside my bag. But the security guards forced me to keep it inside my trouser pocket during checking”.

Longest session

The State Assembly on Wednesday witnessed one of the longest sessions in the recent past. Wednesday’s session which commenced at 10 am went on till 6:45 pm. It was also after a long time that as many as 11 members participated in the debate on the Governor’s address. The debate on the Governor’s address went on from 11 am till 3:45 pm after which the House took a 30-minute break before Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma began his reply on the debate to the Governor’s Address. The Chief Minister spoke for nearly three hours.

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