Speaker upset over not meeting 60-day target


‘Pained’ over missing out on the 60-day target of the legislature session by a week this year, Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa on Monday said the government did not accept his suggestion for a longer sitting in Belagavi.

“We have already conducted 43 days of session this year. We wanted the government to hold the winter session for 20 days so that we would have crossed the 60-day mark after a long time. But the government gave consent only for a 10-day session. I am pained we could not meet our expectations,” he told a press conference in Belagavi.

Though the State adopted a law in 2005 to hold legislature sessions for a minimum of 60 days a year, it has not been possible to achieve this for long. The last time the State crossed the 60-day mark was in 1982.

The Belagavi session will be taking up 105 starred questions, 1,558 un-starred questions and 27 calling attention notices, among others.

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