Bengaluru: The Monsoon session which began on Monday September 12 will spend two to three days from Tuesday to discuss the floods and other problems affecting the State, particularly Bengaluru.
The members of the opposition Congress demanded at the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) on Monday that the government for the issue of flooding to be discussed. The government agreed to a two-day discussion time, with the possibility of an additional day if more legislators wish to express their views.
While the Congress has criticised the government for failing to clear encroachments on stormwater drains to avert floods in Bengaluru, the BJP has fired back, claiming it was the Siddaramaiah government that allowed construction on storm water.
The government wants to introduce 15 bills during the session, while opposition members claim that only two should be introduced and that there should be enough time for proper discussions. Among the bills that are most likely to be moved are the Panchayat Raj Bill, the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, the Karnataka Gram Swaraj Act Amendment, and the establishment of the Bengaluru Transport Authority.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders are set to criticise the state government for failing to assist people in flood-affected areas and for irregularities in the recruitment of Police Sub-Inspectors, as claimed by the Contractors’ Association and 40 per cent commission.