On the third day of its sitting the Mizoram Assembly adopted an official resolution to the effect of seat reservation in Parliament and State Legislatures. The resolution was introduced and moved by Home Minister  R. Lalzirliana. Speaker R. Romawia outlined the necessity of adopting this resolution stating that 109th Amendment to Article 368 of Indian Constitution provided seat reservation for Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste and Anglo Indian in the Parliament and State Legislatures.  He stated that unless two third consent from the State Legislatures is obtained the provision for a period of 10-year term will expire by 25th January 2010. After a brief clarification the House adopted unanimously.

    The Mizoram Assembly witnessed various assurances during question hour. UD & PA Minister Zodintluanga assured the House that leakage and poor maintenance of commercial public latrines within New Market area will be looked in to. He also assured the House that drainage problems around Tuikual area will be solved while replying a supplementary questions relating to cleanliness drive. The House Leader Lal Thanhawla who intervened on the subject expressed his concern relating to cleanliness within Aizawl City. He said sanitation problems in the city arise due to the construction of almost all septic tanks in the city were not properly done. Chief Minister also pointed out that shifting of Aizawl Civil Hospital was considered during the past years and the matter could be pursued in due course.

    The Home Minister R. Lalzirliana in his reply to a series of supplementary disclose that the decision to divert construction of  Saitual PS instead of  Vairengte was made due to the fact that the condition of  Vairengte Police Station is still good enough since it was recently built. Understanding public demands yet the intention to demolish the existing Police Station and to construct a new one in the same premises is in justice, the Home Minister added. He also made assurance that the pending TA Bills in respect of those Policemen deployed to Chhatisgarh will be verified.

    During the morning session yesterday (19.10.2009), K. Liantlinga presented ‘Second Report of Committee on Government Assurances (2009-2010)’. ‘The Contingency Fund of the State of Mizoram Rules, 2009’ which provides Rs. 200 crores as Contingency Fund was laid on the table of the House by Chief Minister who also hold the Finance portfolio.

    The House took up general discussion on the Budget in which Chawngtinthanga, R.L. Pianmawia both Congress and Lalthansanga, ZNP participated for their maiden budget speech. PP Thawla, MDF in his introductory remarks informed the correct pronunciation of his name and claimed that he represented Maraland Democratic Front and not Mara Democratic Front while it is mentioned very often as an independent member. However the Speaker clarified that all the elected members are regarded as people’s representatives and not to a particular community or location.