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Siddaramaiah urges govt to hold session in Suvarna Vidhana Soudha

Siddaramaiah – Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly has urged the government to held the legislature session in Belagavi.

The senior Congress leader on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri in this regard.

He said in 2020, the session was only held for 31 days, while in 2021 it has been held for just 20 days. “After this government”s coming to power, session has not been held in Belagavi even once.This conduct of the government in violation of rules is unpardonable,” he said as he urged the government to immediately issue a notification convening the session.

Noting that as per section 3 and 4 of The Karnataka Conduct of Government Business in the State Legislature Act, 2005, a session should have been called in July, Siddaramaiah said the government has not taken any steps for convening the session, in violation of rules.

Sessions have not been held in Belagavi in the last two years due to floods and COVID-19. Karnataka govt has constructed the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, modelled on the Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat in Bengaluru, for this purpose and it is also seen as an assertion that Belagavi is an integral part of Karnataka.

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