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Karnataka Government has not invited Governor properly: Patil

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Bangalore, Sep 17 (UNI) Opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative Council H K Patil today alleged that the State government has committed a blunder by not extending formal invitation to Governor T N Chaturvedi to address the Special Joint Session of the legislature scheduled to be held, for the first time, in Belgaum from September 25.

Addressing newspersons here, he said that after a great deal of struggle the demand for holding Legislative session in Northern Karnataka has materialised and address by the Governor would have enhanced its importance and relevance.

Mr Patil said the decision to convene special session in the border town was taken by the previous Dharam Singh government and a Committee of officials of both Law and Parliamentary affairs was formed to suggest the state government on the issue.

Demanding the state government to hold an emergency cabinet meeting and take decision to invite Governor under Article 175 of the constitution, Mr Patil said that by doing so the state government can undo the blunder it had committed.

Mr Patil also demanded Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and presiding officers of both the Houses to extend special invitation to witness the historic event to those, who in the past, struggled for the cause of people of the Northern Karnataka.

Mr Patil also expressed confidence that the representatives of the Northern Karnataka would get ample opportunity to highlight their problems faced by the people of the region and solutions would emerge during the session.

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