Karnataka Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah today appealed to the Opposition Congress and JD(S) to cooperate with him for smooth conduct of proceedings of the session commencing from January 6, as the threat of its disruption looms large with the parties demanding resignation of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa over land scam charges.
The session should be used for debating issues of public import and public money should not be wasted, he told reporters here.
“I will appeal to the opposition parties to help in smooth conduct of business in the house at the Business Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for January 6 after Governor H R Bhardwaj addresses the joint sitting of both houses of legislature,” Mr. Bopaiah said.
The House Committee, headed by Hemachandra Sagar appointed to probe into unruly scenes in the house on December 30, 2009 during election of the Speaker, has submitted its report, he said.
Besides laying the report before the house, action suggested against MLAs who indulged in noisy scenes would also be announced, Mr. Bopaiah said.
The Committee constituted to go into the bedlam on October 11 last when Mr. Yeddyurappa sought the vote of confidence, yet to submit its findings, he said.
About 10 bills are likely to come up for debate and consideration during the session that concludes by January 20, Mr. Bopaiah said.
The question hour would be from January 10, he said.
JD(S) has already declared that it would stall the session till the resignation of Mr. Yeddyurappa, who is facing allegations of corruption and nepotism.
Principal opposition Congress is yet to make its stand known.