BANGALORE: Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra on Saturday said that the state government is committed to hold the winter session of the state legislature at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belgaum in the last week of November or early December.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, he said Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa had recently written a letter to him and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on finalising the dates for the Belgaum session. Reiterating that the government has never shied away from conducting the winter session in Belgaum, the minister said, “The schedule is likely to be finalised in the next Cabinet meeting.” He said the Speaker had expressed his desire to convene the Belgaum session for 17 days.
He said this would also ensure that the legislature sits in session for a minimum of 60 days in a year. He also rubbished allegations made by the Opposition that the state government was dilly dallying on taking a decision in this regard. JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy had recently said the state government was hesitant to hold the session in Belgaum fearing a backlash from sugarcane growers.