Winter session of Bihar assembly from Nov 30

Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 20:39

Patna: The winter session of Bihar Assembly is likely to begin from November 30 and the Speaker for the House would be elected on December two, a top state government official said on Saturday.

The newly elected Bihar government would accord top priority to weed out corruption, ensure energy and food security, besides giving thrust to good governance, maintenance of law and order, health, education and other sectors.

A decision to this effect was taken at the first Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, state Cabinet and Coordination Department`s Principal Secretary Afzal Amanullah told reporters here.

Kumar said that while his previous term had accorded priority to maintenance of law and order, health and education, the present dispensation would have to work more sincerely with major thrust on good governance, food security, energy and corruption, besides other issues already being pursued, Amanullah said.

The meeting also decided to recommend to the state Governor Devanand Konwar to convene the winter session of the state Assembly on November 30 to facilitate the newly-elected MLAs to take oath during the first three days.

The state Cabinet also recommended to the Governor to appoint eight-time MLA Sadanand Singh as protem Speaker. A full-fledged Speaker for the House would be elected later on December two.

The Governor would address the joint session of both the Houses of the state legislature on December 3.

Regular session of the two houses has been proposed between December 3 and December 9 to facilitate passage of the second supplementary budget for the year 2010, Amanullah said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 20:39

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