Legislative assembly

Thokchom Satyabrata elected new Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly

Will exercise powers without distinction between Treasury and opposition, says Thokchom Satyabrata

Will exercise powers without distinction between Treasury and opposition, says Thokchom Satyabrata

Thokchom Satyabrata was unanimously elected Speaker of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Thursday morning. He was the only BJP MP to have filed the nomination papers for the election of the new president.

He was a cabinet minister in the former BJP-led coalition ministry. He represents the Yaiskul constituency in the city of Imphal. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren thanked MPs for unanimously electing Mr. Satyabrata as the new President. Mr. Biren said that in a democracy, the Assembly and the Parliament are like temples. A Speaker has a big role to play in decision-making in the House.

The new president also thanked the deputies of the Chamber for having thus elected him. He said that a President has an important role to play. He said he would exercise his powers without distinguishing between the Treasury and the opposition. He also said that he would take the sentiment of the people into consideration when deliberating on issues relating to different sections of the people in the House,