Belagavi: On Friday December 24, Legislative Council Chairman Basavaraj Horatti informed that a proposal to hold the legislature session twice a year in Belagavi has been made to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking to mediapersons he said that, “It has been decided to train legislators in order to enhance the sanctity of the Council. Our Upper House will work hard to become a model Council. In Belagavi, there is also a proposal to build a Legislators’ Home (Shasakara Bhavan) and a secretariat. The Chief Minister has been briefed on the matter.”
In the last ten days there have been good discussions on a number of issues concerning North Karnataka, Horatti remarked.
“A total of 1,384 questions were received, with 134 questions being answered directly on the floor and 792 questions receiving written responses. A total of 160 instructions were received under Rule 72, eight of which were discussed and answered. 111 instructions were received under Rule 330, and 13 proposals were discussed and answered. Three of the four instructions were converted from Rule 59 to Rule 69 and discussed. The Council discussed and passed nine bills that had been approved by the Assembly,” he explained.
Horatti went on to say that the House spent 6 hours and 42 minutes discussing matters relating to North Karnataka. “All 74 members took part in the discussion. Each year, the Best Legislator Award will be given to legislators who actively participate in the session and come up with the best of the instructions, maintaining the sanctity of the house and contributing to the creation of good laws,” Horatti added.