The State Government on Friday made it clear that the winter session of the state legislature will be held as scheduled in Belagavi from December 13 to 24. With this, The government put all speculation to rest.
The session will be held in Belagavi as planned, Revenue Minister R Ashoka told the media after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai chaired a meeting with experts to take stock of the Covid-19 situation and discuss the state’s strategy to contain the spread of the new variant.
“The new cases are detected in Bengaluru and there is no question of having the session here. Belagavi is safe and there is no need to worry. The session will be held by taking all precautions,” Ashoka said responding to a question if holding the session will put people in the border district at risk as a large number of people from Bengaluru, including elected representatives, will be heading there for the session.
“Ashoka said the session was not held in Belagavi for two years and they will hold it in the district this time. The government will come out with guidelines on the Belagavi session, keeping in mind the concerns raised by elected representatives and secretariat employees,” said revenue minister R Ashoka.