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The Uttarakhand assembly is likely to host a stormy winter session as Cong prepares for the corner government

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The three-day winter session of the Uttarakhand assembly, which starts from Monday, is expected to be stormy, with the Opposition Congress preparing to attack the government on the problems of farm laws and corruption.

The party’s state official, Devendra Yadav, will also arrive in Dehradun on the same day to bring members of the Youth Congress to the assembly on the issue of unemployment.

The Opposition has demanded that the session be prolonged. This time, Prime Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat would not be able to attend the session in person due to Covid-19 infection and is likely to attend virtually.

Pritam Singh, president of the state Congress, who is also the MLA of Chakrata, said there are many important issues that Congress will raise in the winter session.

“The main problems are unemployment, corruption, the problem of farmers, especially in the context of agricultural laws, the situation of Covid-19 in the state, economic difficulties, etc. The fact is that a three-day period is quite short to discuss all the important issues, ”he said.

Singh said the last assembly session in the fall was also limited to one day with no question time. “This time we have demanded that the session be extended so that all issues can be discussed properly,” he said.

Opposition leader Indira Hridayesh, who held a virtual meeting of the 11 opposition MLAs of the Congress party a few days ago, said that the party has decided to raise the issue of agricultural laws effectively in the next winter session , in addition to addressing corruption issues. and unemployment in the state.

“We will also push to demand that the session be extended so that all important issues related to the public can be raised. The state government has failed on so many fronts and has let the people suffer, ”Hridayesh said.

Meanwhile, the BJP said that it is the custom of Congress to create an uproar during the assembly session as it is frustrated and does not know what to do.

BJP State Chairman Bansidhar Bhagat said that on the one hand Congress wants the assembly session to be extended and on the other it will create chaos in the House and will not allow the session to run smoothly. “Congress has run out of trouble. Now he is misleading people, as in the case of farm laws, to remain relevant in politics. They cannot digest what the BJP government has achieved, ”he said.

This time, MLAs would also have to compulsorily carry a Covid-19 negative test report to attend the assembly session. For the past three days, the Covid-19 test of legislators is being conducted. Before entering the assembly, your negative report and that of the attending staff members will be verified in addition to the routine thermal check. The seating arrangements within the Chamber have also been modified to ensure social distancing.

During the three-day session, the government will also present the supplementary state budget of Rs 4,096 million.

Hindustan Times

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