IMPHAL, July 16: The question hour of the 4th day of the ongoing full budget session witnessed a lighter moment with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi committing an unintentional mistake while replying to a question raised by Ukhrul MLA, Samuel Risom.
Altogether nine questions were in the list of question raised by the Ukhrul MLA including seven starred questions and two un-starred.
Technically, un-starred questions are replied in written form and don’t require verbal responses.
However, to the surprise of the House, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi went on to reply to one of the un-starred question of Ukhrul MLA, Samuel Risom instead of replying to the starred questions in the list, which led to loud mutterings amongst the members of the House.
The Chief Minister came to know of his knowledge only after the intervention of the Speaker who was also informed of the error by one of his staff present inside the House.
At the same time, the questioner had also stood up to make clarification.
However, the Chief Minister had also tabled the report of the Comptroller, Auditor General of India on State finance for the year ended March 31, 2013 and Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended March 31 (Report No. 1 of 2014).
Revenue minister, Th Debendra Singh, also tabled a copy of the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Diversion of Land) Rules, 2014.