‘Parliamentary Secretaries will not be appointed’: Rio

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in his first press conference disclosed that there will be no post of parliamentary secretary in his government.

As per the Tenth Schedule, the law clearly states that the posts of parliamentary secretaries cannot be there. And therefore, we don’t intend to go against the law,” Rio told reporters after the first cabinet meeting held at Nagaland Secretariat in Kohima on March 8.

He, however, informed that discussions are on to devise a method/mechanism to accommodate the elected members, adding that they are also having consultation with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Rio said that Nagaland as a small state has been affected by the downsizing of ministry. He said that Nagaland is a tribal state which makes it difficult to run a government if all tribes are not accommodated.

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