Resolution Against Removal of Speaker

IAS Prelims 2023

The Meghalaya Assembly admitted a resolution seeking the removal of Speaker Abu Taher Mondal.

The resolution was moved by Opposition Chief Whip James Sangma, accusing Mondal of having failed to carry out his duties and responsibilities as Speaker.

This is the second time the opposition is moving a no-confidence motion against Mondal. Earlier, on March 25, 2015, Mondal survived a no-confidence motion.

In the 60-member assembly, the ruling Meghalaya United Alliance comprises 30 Congress members, two of the Nationalist Congress Party and 11 independents.