However, the date for holding the session hasn't yet been
finalised as the state government is eager to invite President
Pratibha Patil to inaugurate it.
The decision of holding the session was taken at the
business advisory committee meeting of the house which
among others was attended by senior Congress MLAs Ajay Singh
and Mahendra Singh Kalukheda yesterday, a member who attended
the meeting said.
Though the state government wanted the special session
of three days to entirely focus on agriculture, education and
health issues, the Opposition Congress MLAs didn't budge and
pressed that it should be stretched for five days to discuss
other issues as well, he said.
Assembly Speaker Ishwardas Rohani agreed to the Congress'
demand of stretching the session for discussing law and order,
water and electricity shortage issues but disagreed to the
their demand for a debate on corruption issue, the MLA said.
A delegation comprising Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rohani and the Leader of the Opposition
Jamuna Devi will shortly call on the President, to seek her
consent to inaugurate the session after which the date of it
will be announced.
Bhopal: A five-day special session of Madhya
Pradesh Assembly will be convened to debate on development and
public related issues.
First Published: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 19:54