Shillong, Nov 11, 2017: Days after the Meghalaya High Court passed an order quashing the Meghalaya Parliamentary Secretaries Act 2005, Madal Sumer, the petitioner in the parliamentary secretary issue will meet the Governor Ganga Prasad on Monday to file a representation seeking disqualification of all the MLAs who were named in the PIL.

Sumer was supposed to meet the Governor on Friday, however, due to the latter’s absence, the meeting was postponed for Monday. Governor is in Garo Hills to attend the on-going Wangala Festival.

It is also expected that Sumer will request the Governor to dismiss the MUA-II government since it has been reduced to a minority with the disqualification of the 17 MLAs.

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“There is a severe breakdown of constitutional machineries in the state of Meghalaya as MLAs were allowed to hold office of profits by this present government for more than four years,” Sumer said.

He also said that he will urge the Meghalaya Governor to immediately dismiss the present government and to direct the state not to release the MLA schemes of all those named in the PIL as they are no longer legislators and stand disqualified for holding office of profit.

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Sumer also said that the state government should direct the MLAs holding office of profit to return all the salary, perks, which they have withdrawn from the government from the date of their appointment for serving in the unconstitutional office as they stand disqualified from that date onwards.

Shillong News


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