O Joy stresses the role he and his party played in Assembly
Source: Manipur Mail

Imphal, August 02: The State Assembly passed 46 bills during the 18 day session of the state assembly MPP, President, Okram Joy MLA said talking to the media persons.

As the session was confined to 18 days only he could not put up many of the grievances faced by the public.

Talking to the media persons this afternoon in his MPP office chamber, he said the MPP is determined to make people aware about the functioning of the state assembly the working of Parliamentary system by organizing quiz competitions.

The common men have to know all the words terminology used in the Assembly like Zero hour, Calling attention, Cut motion etc.

In addition to that the award for journalists for parliamentary reporting also will be considered by MPP and from his side.

The matter will be handed over to any journalists' front for the assessment, he added.

He personally felt that National Highway Protection Scheme is a serious matter.

Inspite of the truce between Govt of India and the NSCN (IM) since Aug 1, 1997, NSCN(IM) is collecting money by issuing receipts at Dimapur, Nagaland This is open secret.

The price of the construction materials is quite different from other neighboring states because of the tax, he observed.

The Government have failed to protect the national highway though the Union Govt and NSCN are holding peace talk.

MPP is thinking as to how to provide protection to vehicles playing on the highways.

Full proof security personnel to vehicles in Nagaland, administrative mechanism to pressurize the Home Ministry to look into the matter will ensure security to travelers on the NH.

Coming to the confrontation between the Legislatures and Judiciary, he said the House of the dignity is to be protected.

Apologizing to the High Court by the Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi has nothing to do with the opposition MLAs.

He and Dr Nimaichand Luwang received the invitation for the party called at the 1st MR, but they did not go, concluded O Joy.

He said he played the role of effective and opposition in the house during the Budget session.

Dr Nimaichand Luwang, who was also present at the press conference, said the Chief Minister the matter of apologizing to the Chief Justice by the Chief Minister is not related to the House.