Nagaland Assembly on Tuesday condoled the death of over 140 people in the Indore-Patna train derailment incident near Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang expressed grief and sorrow over the accident on the first day of the winter session of the House, which began on Tuesday.
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“Pukhrayan train accident is one of the worst accidents, which killed more than 140 passengers and left over 100 injured,” he said while maintaining that the entire country is under shock and grief.
On behalf of the people of Nagaland, the Chief Minister announced Rs 10 lakh contribution towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
He also conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
The House also observed two minute silence in remembrance of the departed soul.
On the first day of the session, Parliamentary Secretary for Municipal Affairs, R Tohanba introduced the Nagaland Municipal (Third Amendment) Bill 2016 and a resolution to revoke with immediate effect the resolution passed by the State Assembly under Article 371A (1)(a) of the Constitution in regard to exemption of the state from implementing 33 percent women’s reservation in Municipalities.
The bill and resolution would be taken up for consideration and its passage on November 24, Speaker Chotisuh Sazo said.