Questioning the Goa government's decision to hush up the state legislative assembly sessions, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused the government of not adhering to the stipulated norms of having sessions for atleast 40 days a year.
"The state government cannot face opposition and hence is hushing up the sessions. They are not adhering to the stipulated norms of having sessions for atleast 40 days a year," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar told PTI, at the end of the BJP legislature wing meeting, in Panaji on Friday.
The first Goa legislative assembly session begins on February 2 and will culminate on February 6.
"The session this time required to be bigger because there are several issues that need to be discussed," Parrikar said adding that the state was besieged with issues like law and order, illegalities and corruption and other problems related to casinos and education.
"We have listed out 38 issues during our discussion," he said.
He said the five-day long February session will be of no use as on the first day, there will be a speech by Governor S Sidhu and discussion on his speech for the next three days.
"The last day will be a Private Members Day and hence there will be no government business," he added.
How will the state government move and pass supplementary demands on the floor of the House in such a short duration? Parrikar questioned.