Opposition BJP gear up for Budget Session in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Feb 12 (PTI) The Rajasthan LegislativeAssembly is likely to witness a stormy Budget Session withopposition party BJP planning to corner the state governmenton several issues, including recent hooch tragedies in Paliand Jodhpur which claimed several lives.

The Session is scheduled to begin from February 15with the Governor''s address.

The Opposition BJP made its intension clear that itwill demand a long session to debate on all the issues ofimportance and try to push the government to the corner onseveral issues.

"We want a long session and will corner the governmentdemanding action against some ministers, including PrimaryEducation Minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal, who made indecentcomments against para-medical staff during a public function.

Also on the list is Babu Lal Naagar against whom ACB isinvestigating corruption charges," Deputy Leader of OppositionGhanshyam Tiwari said.

"The state government took immediate action againstthe minister, who commented on President, but what aboutothers who have been using such language against common peopleopenly. We will seek a reply on it," he said.

Hooch tragedies which claimed several lives, poorperformance of the government, unemployment are among otherissues we will raise in the Assembly, he said.

However, the uncertainty over the Leader of Oppositionprevails ahead of the Session with the BJP leadership notappointing a new face after the resignation of VasundharaRaje.

Raje had submitted her resignation last year to theAssembly Speaker D S Shekhawat.

On the issue of appointment of Leader of Opposition,BJP state president Arun Chaturvedi said, "No new face hasbeen appointed as the Leader of Opposition so far and it maytake some more time."

Chief Whip (Congress) in the Assembly, VirendraBeniwal said the first meeting of Business Advisory Committee(BAC) will take place on February 15 after the Session andwould decide the agenda and days of sitting.

The date of Budget presentation for the financial year2011-12 would also be decided by the BAC, he said.

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