A four-member delegation of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly headed by its Chairman Rajkishore Mahto called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his offices here this morning.
The Committee with members Jagannath Mahto and Ramkumar Pahan and Under Secretary of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly Ramashish Yadav are on a study tour of five states – West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh since November 24 last. On its last leg of the study tour, the Committee arrived at Itanagar Sunday morning.
Khandu while welcoming the Jharkhand legislators and the official, explained in detail the queries posed by them as a part of their study. He informed that while the state is geographically the largest in the North East, its population at about 14 lakhs is one of the lowest.
The Members of the Committee admitted that despite its small population, Arunachal Pradesh faced several challenges due to its tough terrains, harsh climate, strategic location and late process of development and streamlining.
They lauded Khandu for bringing a fresh life to the developmental process through his youthful vision and vigour.
“Under the youngest Chief Minister of the country, we can see a young Arunachal raring to progress ahead,” observed Rajkishore Mahto.
During the discussion, the members took note of the number of legislative assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies, number of electorates, strength of the Opposition, procedure of Assembly sessions, its Committees, sub-Committees, etc.
While inviting the Chief Minister to visit Jharkhand, the members assured to return and travel around the state as visitors to enjoy its natural and cultural grandeur.