Assembly starts on a stormy note; Oppn charges govt of postponing repeated questions
PORVORIM: The two-day Goa Legislative Assembly started on a stormy note as the united opposition created a ruckus by entering the well of the House demanding answers over the repeated postponement of questions.
As the situation became tense, Speaker Rajesh Patnekar adjourned the session till 12.30 pm.
The opposition charged the state government with murdering democracy by failing to answer questions.
The opposition objected to the postponement of several important questions and alleged that wrong answers were given, and in some cases, no answers were given at all.
In the ruling, Speaker Patnekar urged the members to not ask questions that are too voluminous.
“It is right of the minister to postpone the reply when the answer is huge and has so much details,” said Patnekar.
Questions related to the health department were postponed as Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane was absent due to hill health.
MLA Rohan Khaunte said that the 2 days Assembly is yet another attempt at throttling democracy since there will be no time to discuss critical issues, thus turning it into the most manipulative and non-productive final session of this Govt under BJP.