Kohima, March 8 (MTNews): Mhathung Yanthan was appointed as the pro tem Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and also as the person before whom the members of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly will make and subscribe to their oath or affirmation until a Speaker is elected.
This was informed through an order released by Nagaland Governor La. Ganesan.
The pro tem speaker will therefore administer the oath of House to all the newly elected MLAs of the assembly.
Yanthan will perform the duties of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly with effect from the date and time of vacation of the office of the Speaker of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly by Sharingain Longkumer and until a Speaker is elected by that Assembly, the Governor’s order stated.
The Governor’s order also stated that the members of the assembly “shall and subscribe the said oath or affirmation” before the Speaker, Deputy Speaker or the person determined by the Rules of Procedure of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly to act as Speaker or the person determined by the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to act as Speaker under Article 180(2) of the Constitution.