Karnataka Legislative Council President Basavaraj Horatti has written to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai requesting to convene the winter session of the state legislature in Belagavi in late November or first week of December. (File Photo)
Karnataka Legislative Council (Karnataka Legislative Council) President Basavaraj Horatti has written a letter to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai requesting to convene the winter session of the state legislature in Belagavi in late November or first week of December, so that 25 councilors retiring in January next year. To get a chance to attend the session and raise their issues.
In his letter dated 30 October, Horatti said that I had discussed with you about convening the winter session of the Legislature in Belagavi and you had agreed to it. There has been news of your statement in the media about holding the legislature session in Belagavi, so you are requested to call the session of the legislature in the end of November or the first week of December.
25 Legislative Councilors are retiring on January 5, 2022
He underlined in his letter that 25 MLCs elected from local bodies are retiring on January 5, 2022. He said that this would give an opportunity to these MLCs to attend the session and raise the problems of their constituency and find out their solutions. Horatti said that in this context, I believe that the announcement of the timetable of the legislature session in advance will prove to be helpful for everyone.
It is worth mentioning that last month Bommai had said that the government was considering convening the winter session of the state legislature in Belagavi and he would place the proposal before the cabinet for approval. Under the plan, if the session of the legislature is held in Belagavi in December, then for the first time after the BJP came to power in the year 2019, the legislature will sit in Belagavi.
Belagavi is a city in North Karnataka, which borders Maharashtra, and since 2006 (except in 2020), the legislature has been in session once a year. Karnataka has built the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha here on the model of Vidhana Soudha (state assembly building) to show that the city is part of the state, which is also claimed by Maharashtra.
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