Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council Mr. Basavaraja Horatti said here on Saturday that he was planning to lead a delegation that would include State Assembly Speaker, Mr.Vishweswara Hegde Kageri to Maharashtra to study how the neighbouring state successfully conducts their Legislative Sessions both in Mumbai and Nagpur.
Speaking to press persons after distributing 18 tri wheelers to physically challenged people from his Legislator’s funds here today, he said that Karnataka has two Vidhana Sabha’s, one in Bengaluru and the other Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi, having all the facilities, but could not regularly hold its sessions in both places as successful as Maharashtra.
The last time the session held in Suvarna Soudha Belagavi was in December 2018, he said and added that he would take up the issue with Chief Minister, Mr. B. S. Yediyurappa on holding the legislative sessions soon in Belagavi.
Mr. Horatti said that he was proud that since assuming the office of the Chairmanship of the State legislative council he had observed an attendance of 99 percent during the Council Sessions and he enjoyed the maximum cooperation from all the members irrespective of their party affiliations.
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Replying to questions he said that, building of a Legislator’s Hostel in Belagavi, transferring of the offices-at least 10 to 12 departments to Suvarna Soudha, implementation of the recommendations of the joint select committees are some of the issues to be tackled in the coming days.
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Mr. Horatti, the longest serving Member of the Council since last 40 years, said that he wants to become the best and a Model chairman of a Legislative council in the country and was confident of achieving the feat with the support of all the members of the Council. Recalling his tours to several countries in the Far East and Europe including Japan the House of Lords in UK, Mr. Horatti said the functioning of the Parliamentary and Legislative system in India is the best in the world comparing to various other countries.
Source : UNI