Concern over unanswered questions

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Panaji, Mar 24 (UNI) Goa Legislative Assembly today expressed serious concern over the mounting number of unanswered questions and other business with the number of sittings since the last six months reduced considerably.

Placing the second report of the Business Advisory Committee for 2007-08 in the House, which adopted it later, Legislative Affairs Minister Dayanand Narvekar said he sought the cooperation of all the members of the House, including the opposition, for smooth conduct of the House and the business.

''Politics is dynamic in Goa and we regret the happenings of the last six months, which do not augur well for the state. Let us stop it now and cooperate for clearing the pending business by holding longer sessions. Let us ensure that we will have at least 40 days sitting this year,'' he said.

Earlier, opposition leader Manohar Parrikar pointed out the abrupt ending of the sessions since the formation of the government in June last. He also regretted that the last session was prorogued without even the speaker adjourning the House sine die.

He also pointed out that without moving a motion, the House was adjourned in June last just on the suggestion of the chief minister setting bad precedents. All the happenings were against the observations of the Supreme Court, Parrikar said.

Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavlikar had also earlier pointed out the huge pendancy of the business.

Later, the government had introduced 11 bills including Goa Prohibition of Ragging Bill, 2008 by chief minister Digambar Kamat.

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