HP monsoon session to start tomorrow
Shimla: The 25-day monsoon session of Himachal Pradesh Assembly beginning on Monday is expected to be a stormy affair with the opposition all set to attack the ruling BJP on the infamous ragging episode at a Tanda college and other contentious issues.
The issues expected to be raised by the opposition include appointment of Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS), which Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal had vehemently opposed earlier and relaxation in domicile condition for purchase of land in the state.
"We will put the government on the mat on these issues alongwith others like law and order and corruption," Leader of the Opposition Vidya Stokes said.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister JP Nadda, is however, unfazed.
"The Opposition has no genuine issue on which it can attack us. We are ready to face them on all matters," he said.
The anti-ragging ordinance, which was issued in the wake of the tragic death of Aman Kachroo allegedly due to ragging at Rajendra Prasad Government Medical college, Tanda, in March, is expected to be converted into a bill.
A total of 17 sittings are scheduled during the monsoon session of the 68-member House, which will elect its deputy Speaker on August 4. The post fell vacant after Khimi Ram resigned following his appointment as BJP state president.
Senior BJP MLA Rikhi Ram Kaundal is considered a frontrunner for the chair.
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