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Cong to grill Govt on communal flare-ups

THE CONGRESS is all set to corner the Government on the spurt in communal incidents in the State during budget session of the State Assembly beginning Monday.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 02:31 IST

THE CONGRESS is all set to corner the Government on the spurt in communal incidents in the State during budget session of the State Assembly beginning Monday. 

In the 46-day session, likely to continue till April 5, there will be 25 sittings of the House. The Budget for the next fiscal will also be presented during the session.

Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi told a news conferene on the eve of the session that the RSS and its allied outfits were deliberately spreading communal hatred in the State. Hindu Sammelans being organised at different places as part of RSS ideologue Guru Golwalkar’s birth centenary celebrations were vitiating the communal situation in large parts of the State, she said.

The party could even consider tabling a no-confidence motion against the Government, she said. She said arms factory run by Naxalites at Bhopal, assault on Government officials by activists of the BJP and allied outfits, alleged DMAT scam, failure of the Government to ensure supply of urea to farmers during sowing season will be major issues the government would be questioned.

Inaction against those found responsible for social security scam in Indore and irregularities in construction works during Simhastha, acquisition of land from farmers for auto-testing plant at Peethampur and decision of the State Government to lease out agricultural farms in the State are other major issues on which the State Government will be grilled, Jamuna said.

Continued power crisis, poor construction of roads, inflated electricity bills and alleged irregularities in cooperative elections are some more issues that the Opposition would prominently raise, she said.   

In reply to a question on senior party leaders’ absence, she said notices have been sent to all party MLAs to be present in the House. However, she did not specify if any action was mooted against absent legislators.

The Assembly secretariat has received notices for 3901 questions, including 2531 starred and 1370 unstarred questions, 134 call-attention notices, 30 adjournment notices, 58 notices of private members’ bill and 24 zero hour notices so far.
Three notices for debate under rule 142-a have also been received besides 17 petitions. The Assembly secretariat has also received notice for tabling of a Bill by the Government.