AIZAWL, September 2: More than a month after Supreme Court declared void the Assam government act that allowed appointment of parliamentary secretaries, equivalent to the status of a Minister of State, all the seven parliamentary secretaries of Mizoram on Thursday resigned from their posts.
Talking to mediapersons, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said the seven parliamentary secretaries had quit their posts of their own will to dedicate themselves to work for the party. He has accepted the resignations.
“The Supreme Court passed an order and we had to abide by it. Besides, as Mizoram is going to the polls next year-end, we all concentrate more for the party organisational work,” the Chief Minister said.
The parliamentary secretaries, who have resigned, are KS Thanga, Lt Col ZS Zuala (retired), H Zothangliana, Joseph Lalhimpuia, TT Zothansanga, K Lalrinthanga and Hmingdailova Khiangte.
Mizoram became the first state in the northeast to execute the Supreme Court ruling.
Other northeastern states Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya too have parliamentary secretaries with the Nagaland has the highest number of parliamentary secretaries of 26 and Manipur had 12 Parliamentary Secretaries, six of whom quit their posts recently after being made members of various committees.
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