Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that alleviating public’s grief is the first duty of the lawmakers. In his interaction with the recently elected Member of Legislative Assembly of the Meghalaya, Mr. Naidu informed the legislators about the functioning of the Upper House of the Parliament, and also briefed them about the new initiatives undertaken by the RajyaSabha under his tenure as the ex-officio chairman of the House.
The Vice President also asked the legislators to utilize state assemblies to bring to fore the issues concerning the common man in order to make their better.
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Meghalaya went to polls on February 27, 2018, which resulted in hung assembly with no single party reaching the majority mark in a 60 members House with Indian National Congress emerging as the numero uno parties with 21 seats.
Later on, Conrad Sangma claimed that he had the support of UDP, BJP, and other regional alliances, and went on to become the Chief Minister of the state.