The last time a session was held at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi was in 2018.
After that no session has been held here.
Several leaders from North Karnataka region, Legislative Council chairman and JDS leader Basavaraj Horatti and Chief Whip Mahantesh Kavatagimath have appealed to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to hold a session in Belagavi.
Horatti has written to the Chief Minister asking him to hold the session here. Horatti said Assembly Speaker Vishveshwar Hegade Kageri and Kavatagimath have agreed to the former’s suggestion for a session in Belagavi.
Earlier for 10-12 days every year, Belagavi, used to become the seat of power in Karnataka, hosting the winter session at the Suvarna Vidhan Soudha.
The SVS was inaugurated in 2012, the Rs, 400 crore Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi— turns into the seat of power, hosting the chief minister, government officials from all over the state, security personnel and the media.
Truck loads of files have to be moved from Bengaluru to Belagavi which include documents from the previous legislature session, key bills, and papers on developmental and social welfare schemes among others.
Rooms and suites at all private hotels in the locality are taken under the district administration days before the session and allocated to visiting dignitaries and officials.
Amount Spent on holding the session at Belagavi –
2018 – 11.24 Crores
2017 – 31 Crores
2016 – 16 Crores
2015 – 13 crores
2014 – 14 crores
2013 – 8 crores