Opposition raises strong objection to curtailment
PORVORIM: The Opposition parties, including Congress, have raised a strong objection to the Government recommending the curtailment of the Assembly session to just two weeks.
“CM requested that Assembly be curtailed for four weeks from two weeks. Along with me, Goa Forward President Vijai Sardesai and other party heads objected, saying this was not right and they are setting a bad precedent,” said Leader of Opposition Michael Lobo while briefing the media.
Lobo further said that the CM cited reasons that the government staff will have to be diverted for the panchayat election purpose in Goa.
“Secondly, they spoke of Code of Conduct (CoC), and I told him that CoC cannot have an impact on Assembly session. There are elections underway in many states when the Parliament is in parliament session, but the Parliament continues its work. It does not hamper in any ways,” said Lobo.
The LoP further said the Budget is already presented, and now there are only demands that must be passed. “Even if there are assurances, there is no code of conduct applicable or violation,” he said.
Thereafter, he said, we have requested that the next assembly winter session be held for two weeks at least.
“Right from 2017, the days of Assembly session are becoming shorter, which does not give legislators to raise their issues,” he said.