Opposition pepped up for Assembly session

Published: 28th December 2012 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2012 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

The winter session of Puducherry assembly on Friday is likely to be hot with opposition planning to raise host of issues, most important being the financial crunch faced by the government .

Though the session has been contemplated by the government as a mere formality to fulfill the constitutional needs of convening at least once in six months, yet opposition is not going to stop at it.

Already the AIADMK has  demanded that the session be conducted for at least seven days and sought a white paper on financial situation.

The Opposition parties are also likely to raise the lack of initiative Cauvery water issue, delay of Civic elections at the behest of ruling party, non-implementation of schemes, the PDS rice issue, the elusive financial assistance for Centac students, housing subsidy under Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Housing scheme, NEET for MBBS. 

They are also expected to raise the lack of response to their pleas for reinstatement of retrenched 4,000 odd employees and workers in public sector undertakings, non-payment of salaries to the employees in government owned Corporations  and also chaos in Aadhar card enrolment and delivery. 

If the Speaker of the territorial assembly does not permit it by stating that it is not included in the list of business, the opposition may object by staging walk out.

On the other hand obituary references, tabling of assent to bills and ratifying the VAT notification by way of granting tax exemption to NCC canteen are on the agenda by passing the VAT bill, have also been included in the agenda.


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