Congress leader bats for increasing Meghalaya Assembly seats
The Congress legislator was initiating a discussion on a special motion on the overall development in Meghalaya and the need to seek more financial assistance from the center and earmark a budget provision for all the eleven districts.
Citing his Mawlai assembly constituency, the biggest assembly constituency in the state with a total of about 43,000 voters and about one lakh population, Sawkmie said: "Some of the assembly constituencies have bigger population and the MLA scheme of Rs two crore may not be sufficient to take care of all the necessitie4s of the constituency."
Sawmkie said that the Rs two crore allotted to each MLA to develop their respective constituency is not enough for a big constituency like his.
He said the state will have a stronger voice if it has more Members of Parliament.