The continued budget session of the State Legislature, which begins in the third week of June, will also be the last for many senior leaders whose term comes to an end soon.
The month-long session will be held after June 15 as renovation work at the Legislative Council will be complete only by June 10, said D H Shankaramurthy, Chairman of the Legislative Council.
The issue had been discussed with Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who agreed to conduct the session only after June 15, he said.
The hall at the Legislative Council will get a new look with plush interiors, comfortable seating, modern air-conditioning system, the latest sound system and imported carpets.
Shankaramurthy defended the renovation, which is estimated to cost more than `7 crore. Money will be spent on importing American carpets, comfortable cushions with Italian upholstery and American sound systems.
“The hall is being renovated after 40 years and the carpets are being imported for their superior quality and durability,” Shankaramurthy said.
The forthcoming session will see the induction of many new faces as three seats in the Council are vacant.
The terms of MLCs S R Leela, Doddarange Gowda, M R Doreswamy and B S Shivappa ends on June 20, while those of Bharati Shetty, former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Siddaraju, A H Shivayogiswamy, K Monappa Bhandary, M V Rajasekharan, M C Nanaiah, K V Narayanaswamy and Puttanna ends on June 30.
Shakaramurthy said a statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected on the lawns between the Vidhana Soudha and the Vikasa Soudha in Bangalore.