Govt wants Assembly session to be CURTAILED to two weeks
PORVORIM: As expected, Chief Minister Dr Prmaod Sawant’s Government on Thursday requested the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Tawadkar, to curtail the Assembly session to just two weeks.
At the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting held this morning, the Government cited that due to the forthcoming Panchayat elections, it would be a humongous task for the government servants to carry on with both works.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said that he had requested teh Speaker to curtail the Assembly from four weeks to two weeks.
“For the Panchayat elections in August, the entire load of work is on Government staff, and to prepare for elections during the Assembly election is not possible for the staff,” said Sawant.
He said the elections are for 185 panchayats, and everywhere the same staff will work, and they won’t be able to manage the question of Assembly and elections preparations together.
“We requested Speaker to take Assembly for two weeks and get the full budget passed,” he said.
When asked whether the Opposition had demanded continuing Assembly after Ganesh Chaturthi, he said
Opposition can only raise demand, which is very easy.
“To run a Government, you need to get the full Budget passed first. Otherwise, the development works get hampered,” he said.
He also ridiculed the media for asking such queries as they get easy access to the Chief Minister.
“You see, the big states even finish the Budget session in one week. We had the good intention of a 20-day Assembly, but due to panchayat elections, we had to curtail it,” he stated.