Accounting – Bijendra Sharma
Shimla, August 09: The monsoon session of Himachal Vidhan Sabha 2022 is starting from Wednesday (August 10). This will be the last session of the four-day tenure of the current government. Assembly elections are going to be held in the state after about three months. This is the reason that there is a possibility of a lot of commotion in this session. The Congress party has tightened its belt to surround the ruling party. On the other hand, Rakesh Singha, the only member of the CPI (M) in the House, will also show his tough attitude. Along with this, some organizations have also prepared to protest outside the Vidhan Sabha.
Political parties are making preparations to surround this session, which will be held a few months before the assembly elections. On the other hand, the Union of Farmers and Gardeners of the state has decided to stage a dharna outside the Legislative Assembly regarding their demands. Farmers and gardeners of Shimla district have been struggling for their demands for the past several days. Along with this, there is a program of attack regarding the OPS demand of the employees. On the other hand, State Chief Secretary RD Dhiman has held a meeting regarding the tax demands of NPS employees. Along with this, in view of the possibility of protests by many organizations in the assembly session, DGP Sanjay Kundu has made strict security arrangements with the legislative speaker.
Meanwhile, Speaker Vipan Singh Parmar said that the 15th session of the 13th Vidhan Sabha will begin on August 10 at 11 am. There will be a total of four sittings in the monsoon session. A condolence resolution will be tabled in the House on August 10. August 11 will be Non-Government Member’s Day. The session will also be held on Saturday 13 August. Out of 367 questions to be asked in the Legislative Assembly, 228 of the starred questions are 167 online and 61 offline. Of the 139 unstarred questions, 85 came online and 54 offline. have been sent to the government. Two notices have been received under Rule 62, three under Rule 130 and one under Rule 101.
Along with this, MLAs will ask 367 questions in the monsoon session this time. There will be 228 starred and 139 unstarred questions. The Legislative Assembly Secretariat has received two notifications under Rule 62, three under Rule 130 and one under Rule 101. The opposition has prepared to surround the government on issues like rising inflation, unemployment, deplorable condition of roads, delay in DPR of sanctioned roads, renovation of colleges, schools, health institutions, filling vacancies in various departments. Issues such as tourism, parks, drinking water supply, youth drug prevention, rising criminal cases, solar energy, transport system and OPS will also be raised. MLAs will also raise matters related to their constituencies.
The Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha has called an all-party meeting. In this, MLAs of BJP, Congress and CPI (M) will be appealed to cooperate in the conduct of the Speaker’s session. He appealed to the group members to respect the high traditions and ethics of the Vidhan Sabha and stay within the scope of the rules to have a meaningful discussion in the House on matters related to public interest and their respective constituencies. Provide constructive support in the conduct of the session.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Vipan Singh Parmar said that according to the rules MLAs Hoshiar Singh and Prakash Rana are still free. Parmar said that the situation in this regard will be clarified in the House during the monsoon session of the Legislative Assembly. He declined any further comment. It is to be noted that recently a program was held to induct two independent MLAs into the BJP. Opposing this, the Congress MLAs submitted a demand letter to the Presiding Officer Speaker Vipan Singh Parmar. In this, orders have been issued to dissolve the membership of independent legislators under the anti-defection law.
According to sources, the Speaker has not yet accepted this petition. Nor has it been rejected. Before accepting it for hearing, the petitioner Congress MLAs have been asked whether they have filed it as members of the Congress Party or the Legislative Assembly. According to the sources, according to the rules, this petition can be filed only as a member of the Legislative Assembly. Only after the petition is accepted for hearing, the Presiding Officer as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly hears it in his court. According to sources, newspaper clippings have been used as evidence in the petition given by the Congress MLAs.
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The monsoon session of Himachal Vidhan Sabha 2022 is starting from 10th August