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Winter session at Belagavi from Monday

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The winter session of the state legislature will be held at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha Belagavi from Monday November 21 to December 2.

The ten-day winter session of the State Legislature which will begin at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi on November 21 is likely to see the Opposition uniting on crucial issues in an attempt to embarrass the Congress government.

The BJP and JD(S) may launch a combined attack on Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait who is facing allegations of watching porn during a Tipu Jayanti function, They may unite to lambast the government for its  poor response to the unprecedented drought in over 130 taluks across the state.

Elected representatives attending the winter session of the State legislature starting from Monday in Belagavi, have been asked not to bring their private personal secretaries.

For the last winter session held in Belagavi, over 300 staffers were deputed. This year, it has been reduced to 171.

According to Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad, the day’s session would be split into two – morning (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ) and evening session (3 p.m. to 6 p.m). Which means that members have to sign attendance twice a day.

He said the proposed new rules would ensure disruption-free proceedings of the legislature. The question hour and zero hour would be taken during the morning session and adjournment motions and other bills would be taken up for discussion in the second session.

Two Bills – Karnataka Ayurvedic and Unani Practitioners Bill and Karnataka State Universities Bill – would be tabled in the Legislature during the session. A total of 21 calling attentions, two private members Bills are expected to be tabled besides over 2000 questions, the Speaker said.

It was decided to provide daily car allowances of Rs 4,000 each for legislators halting in Belagavi and Rs 5,000 for legislators travelling from Hubballi. Legislators have to hire cars for their travel during the session.

According to City Police Commissioner T.G. Krishna Bhat, seven superintendents of police, nine non-IPS SPs, 30 Deputy Superintendents of Police, 80 police inspectors, 235 police sub-inspectors, 130 assistant sub-inspectors, 2,310 head police constables and police constables, 230 women police constables, and 500 Home Guards were being deployed. Bomb detection and disposal teams had been also kept ready to handle emergency situations.

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