Three-day session of Delhi Assembly gets underway Wednesday

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New Delhi, Dec 24 (UNI) Faced with criticism for convening ''the shortest-ever'' Winter session of the Delhi Assembly from both the NCP and the BJP, Assembly Speaker Ch Prem Singh today dodged the issue, saying any decision on the duration of the session was solely that of the Government.

''It is the government's decision, I have nothing to do with it,'' he said, addressing a press conference. The three-day session will begin from Wednesday.

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Jagdish Mukhi and NCP's Delhi chief Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, had attacked the Government for calling a curtailed session. The session is too short less to discuss various important issues affecting the people, they said.

Giving details about the agenda of the session, Mr Singh said the National Law School Delhi University Bill, 2007 that was introduced in the last session will be taken up for discussion and also, Assembly Secretariat has recieved notice for B R Ambedkar Amendment Bill, 2007.

He said no decision has yet been taken on the Deputy Speaker Shoaib Iqbal disqualification issue, after he quit JD(S) and joined the LJP.

Of the 248 notices of questions recieved, 224 including 60 starred, have been admitted, he said.

Short duration discussions will be held on problems of unauthorised colonies and the continuing grim power situation in the capital. The discussion on power will be initiated by Dr Mukhi.

Also, 14th Business Advisory Committee Report and the 11th Report of the Committee on Private Member's Bills and Resolutions will be presented during the session, he said.

Three private Members resolutions have been selected on the basis of ballotting. One, by Vijay Jolly calls for making minimum 50 sittings of the Assembly during a year and the minimum be of two-week duration. Mr Bidhuri's submission is about holding the next Assembly polls on the basis of new delimitation proposals and lastly, Mr Bheesham Sharma's is about making making a separate Education Board for Delhi.

UNI

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