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Opposition seeks extension of Uttarakhand Assembly session

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 16:06

Dehradun: Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Tuesday demanded extension state Assembly`s three-day session beginning tomorrow by at least four more days saying it was too brief considering the number of issues to be discussed.
"The state has been hit by the worst ever calamity in its history with affected areas still in a mess and people still crying for succour. A brief three-day session is not enough to address the concerns of people," Leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt told reporters at the Vidhan Sabha.

Demanding extension of the session for at least four more days, he said the state government has to answer 1,100 questions.

Bhatt said he strongly raised the issue at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the House and was assured by the Chairman that at the end of the three-day session another meeting of the committee will be held to take a call on its extension.

This being the first session of Uttarakhand Assembly after the mid June calamity, is likely to be stormy with the opposition gearing up to corner the state government on a range of issues especially the manner in which it handled the crisis.


First Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 16:06
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