Staff Correspondent

Mysore: The former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Krishna, has criticised Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for his decision to convene a three-day special Legislature session from September 9 to discuss issues pertaining to agriculture and rural development.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Krishna said Mr. Yeddyurappa had earlier said that he would convene a five-day session and now he has said it is going to be a three-day session. Mr. Krishna said that it should be a 10-day special session. And on the first seven days matters pertaining to agriculture and rural development can be taken up and on the last four days, the alleged scandals the previous and the present government is involved in should be discussed.

Mr. Krishna appealed to Mr. Yeddyurappa to allow the Opposition to debate on the alleged scandals that members of the previous and the present government were involved in. Besides this, he wanted the Lokayukta probe into the alleged scams.

He opined that government should hold 10-day session and discuss issues such as drought and floods in State.