To promote the necessary quorum attendance for assembly proceedings within the designated time, this time at SVS Belagavi the govt have devised a special incentive. The first 25 MLAs who arrive promptly will receive exquisite tea cups and saucers adorned with the logos of the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka. These unique mementos will be awarded based on their consistent attendance on the days they arrive early.
Preparations have been completed for the upcoming winter session of the 16th Legislative Assembly. The session will take place from December 4th to 15th, and Assembly Speaker UT Khader has emphasized the importance of discussing issues that benefit the North Karnataka region.
Speaking at a press conference held at Suvarnasoudha in Belagavi, Speaker Khader highlighted that the discussions during this session will not only cover the overall development of the state but also focus on the progress of North Karnataka. The proceedings of the House will prioritize these discussions.
To enhance the beauty of Suvarna soudha, permanent LED electric lights have been installed in the building, ensuring maintenance for the next 10 years. Previously, electric lamp decoration was only done during the session. However, going forward, electric lamps will be decorated on Saturdays, Sundays, and National festivals to attract students and tourists.
In an effort to increase engagement, the time allotted for students to observe the proceedings of both houses of the legislature has been extended from 10 minutes to 20 to 30 minutes. Before watching the proceedings, viewers will be educated about the values of the constitution and the democratic system through informative sessions and a documentary film.
So far, we have received a total of 2512 questions and pointers for this winter session. Additionally, three ordinances are set to be presented in the form of a bill the speaker said.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the state’s naming as Karnataka, an exhibition showcasing the diverse cultural arts from various regions of the state will be organized by the students. This captivating display will take place daily from 9 am to 11 am, right in front of the magnificent steps of Suvarnasoudha.
The number of protests expected to decrease this time
Chairman Horatti emphasized that the concerns of North Karnataka will be given top priority if any MLAs express interest in discussing them. In an effort to minimize the number of protests, the relevant ministers have engaged in discussions with unions and activists. Speaker Horatti further revealed that he had written a letter to the Chief Ministers and Ministers, urging them to take measures to eliminate the perception of the Belagavi session as a platform for protests. Consequently, it is anticipated that the number of protests will decrease this time.
As of now, a total of 1207 questions have been received for the Vidhana Parishad proceedings, with 1057 of them being blank questions. Additionally, 111 letters under Rule 72 have been submitted. Speaker Horatti highlighted the extensive agenda for the session.