Government not interested in conducting session, says Yeddyurappa

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday alleged that the government had no bona fide intentions to conduct the business of the House as was evident in lack of efforts to resolve the stalemate.

“It is the duty of the Parliamentary Affairs Minister to reach out to us and try and resolve the stalemate, but not once has he reached out to us from Wednesday evening. Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar’s efforts have also gone in vain,” he said. “We are ready to even extend the session by a few days and take up debate on pressing issues such as drought, north Karnataka issues, and farm loan waiver. But we want the government to talk specifics.”

He alleged that the entire Belagavi session had come to a naught. “The Chief Minister did not solve sugarcane farmers’ problems as promised; he continued to create confusion over farm loan waiver; he did not complete his reply on drought in the State; and he did not speak on north Karnataka issues at all,” he charged.

Senior BJP MLA J.C. Madhuswamy, said, “There are important Bills to be passed. For instance, an amendment Bill to set right the reservation issue in the KPSC that has created an impasse in recruitment. We will cooperate to get it passed. But the government doesn’t seem to care.”

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