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No impropriety in prolonging session: Govt

THE STATE Government today asserted that no impropriety had been committed in prolonging the current session of the State legislature and Governor TV Rajeswar would address the joint sitting of the two Houses whenever he convened its first session in 2006.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2006 01:26 IST

THE STATE Government today asserted that no impropriety had been committed in prolonging the current session of the State legislature and Governor TV Rajeswar would address the joint sitting of the two Houses whenever he convened its first session in 2006.

Replying to a question of propriety that Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Pramod Tiwari raised in the Vidhan Sabha, Minister for Revenue Ambika Chaudhary quoted Article 174 and 175 of the Constitution to make his point that the Governor was required to address the first session of the newly constituted legislature or first session convened in any calendar year. This was not for the first time that Vidhan Sabha session had continued in the next year, Chaudhary said while quoting 10 such precedents in 1952, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1972, 1974, 1987 and 1999. Chaudhary said the House was within its rights to prolong its session to even one year. The House had unanimously accepted the recommendations of the Business Advisory Committee, he said.

Earlier, raising the question of propriety Tiwari said there had been barely seven sittings of the Vidhan Sabha in the past 41 days. The State Government should come out with reasons for prolonging the Vidhan Sabha session, he said. The House had not been able to hold 90 sittings despite prolonging the session, he added.

First Published: Jan 03, 2006 01:26 IST