In a hurry, chief minister convenes House

He announced that both  Houses will meet for 10 days. A decision to this effect was taken at a hurriedly convened State Cabinet meeting.

Last week, the goverment had requested Governor H R Bhardwaj to prorogue the Houses.
The stated intention was to promulgate an ordinance to resolve the fee issue pertaining to the professional courses. But the ordinance is yet to be promulgated.

The Governor, who is on a private visit to Delhi for the past few days, is expected to be back in Bangalore on Sunday. He has to give his approval for summoning the legislature.

On Monday

The time fixed by the Government for commencing of the Legislature is 12.15 pm on Monday. In the file sent to the Governor, the Government has not explained the exigencies for summoning the session, it is said.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister S Suresh Kumar told reporters that the Cabinet decided to summon the session to seek full-fledged budget approval for development works.

The Chief Secretary and the Chief Minister visited various districts and found that the implementation of the development works require full-fledged budgetary approval, he said.

He said under the Rule 3 of the Proceedings and Conducting Business in Karnataka Legislative Assembly, the government can call the session at short notice. But sources in the ruling party said that Yeddyurappa wanted to give the Governor no room to direct him to seek a vote of confidence.

Bopaiahspeak

Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah refused to react to the demand by the Opposition to step down. The Congress and the JD (S) have alleged that the Speaker must resign as ‘strictures’ have been passed on him. When contacted by the Deccan Herald, the
Speaker said: “I can’t comment anything now. I need to go through the verdict.

I will take a decision only after reading it.” 

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