Special session may be stormy

Govt wants to discuss agriculture, rural development; Oppn for debate on scams


Continuing Social Welfare Minister D Sudhakar in the Cabinet is bound to become a good fodder for the Opposition to criticise the ruling party.
 While, the government is keen that agriculture and rural development be discussed during the session, the entire opposition feels the government is trying to hoodwink the people by just trying to restrict the discussion to two subjects. Both the Houses will be paying tribute to late CM YS Rajashekar Reddy.

The Opposition is of the view that the CM is trying to run away from the promise of debating scams. But Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said on Tuesday said he was ready to face any discussion including scams. The business advisory committee of the legislature will decide the issues to be debated, he added.

JD(S) for probe
JD(S) floor leader in the Legislative Assembly H D Revanna told reporters that the government must order a comprehensive probe into the various scams that have rocked the state during the last 40 years. A retired or a sitting Supreme Court judge should conduct the probe, Revanna demanded. He said the government should pass a “one-line resolution” in this regard.

The Congress legislature party held a meeting in the evening to discuss the strategies to be adopted to take on the ruling party.
The opposition is also keen to discuss the drought situation in the state, drinking water and power shortage, illegal mining  and the menace of H1N1 influenza, dengue and chikungunya.

The opposition is a lso likely to find enough ammunition in the Governor’s recent comments on the law and order situation in the state to nail the government.
The CM delegation’s visit China is also likely to come for criticism during the session.
The opposition is also keen that the session be extended by a few more days so that all issues can be discussed threadbare.
A bill passed by parliament aiming at amending the constitution to continue reservation for SC/ST, anglo-indians will be placed in the form of a report in the legislature.

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