No decision yet on Deputy Speaker’s appointment

SHILLONG: The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance-II Government is yet to decide on filling up the vacant post of the Deputy Speaker even as NCP leader Sanbor Shullai, who was earlier holding the post, on Sunday, made it clear that there would be no re-consideration on his decision to quit the post.
Shullai added that he would be concentrating on his constituency.
It was on March 23 that Shullai had resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker ahead of the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against Assembly Speaker A.T. Mondal.
Later on March 25, the no-confidence motion was defeated by voice vote in the House.
Congress legislator Ronnie Lyngdoh had chaired the House in the absence of the Deputy Speaker when the no-confidence motion was taken up.
Shullai said the issue of appointment of a new Deputy Speaker will have to be decided by the meeting of MUA-II.
The name of Ronnie Lyngdoh has been doing the rounds for the post of Deputy Speaker, but Shullai said he was not aware of it and added that it was up to the MUA-II to decide on the matter.

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