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Panaji: The BJP Government headed by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant is afraid of facing the Opposition in the Assembly and hence has curtailed the Assembly Session just to three days. I demand that the Government must convene at least a Nine day Session as decided by the Business Advisory Committee in its Meeting held on 30th March 2021 stated Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

I have submitted a Dissent Letter to the Speaker during the Business Advisory Committee Meeting (BAC) held now and strongly objected to the decision of the Government to prorogue the 14th Session of the Seventh Goa Legislative Assembly.

It is recorded in Point 4 of 4 of the Third Report (2021) of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) presented to the House on 30th March 2021 pertaining to the sitting of the BAC on 30th March 2021 at 1.00 pm in the Speakers Foyer Room, that the sitting of the Assembly be adjourned to 19th July 2021 to take up the remaining Business that is before the House on corresponding days to be discussed later by the BAC, pointed Digambar Kamat.

This act of the Government is breach of the decision taken by the Business Advisory Committee. The Constitutional Right of the Elected Representative to table questions pertaining to various Departments is snatched by the Government. As per Rule No. 43 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Goa Legislative Assembly, “A Member cannot table more than 3 Starred and 15 Unstarred questions for a sitting and each question shall relate to one single subject”.

The time table announced by the Legislature Secretariat has 20 Departments listed for the 1st day of the Session, 25 Departments for the 2nd day and 17 Departments listed for the 3rd day of the Session. This clearly exposes the fact that the Members will not be able to table questions on all the Departments on a particular day Digambar Kamat charged.

It is important that the Members are allowed to raise various issues concerning the People of Goa through “Zero Hour Mention”, “Calling Attentions” etc. The Government must allow Seven Zero Hour Mentions and Seven Calling Attentions per day giving maximum opportunity to the Opposition Members in the coming Session.

It is observed that the Replies to the Starred and Unstarred Legislative Assembly Questions (LAQ’s) are given at the last moment. The replies are found to be incomplete and on many occasions misleading and false.

The replies to the Starred Questions must be given with complete and factual information strictly two days before the sitting for the day fixed for answer of the said question. Even if the answer is voluminous, the reply in hard copy must be provided to the Member who has tabled the said question demanded Digambar Kamat. He also said that in the event of non-availability of the reply within the stipulated time, the said question must be postponed to a next date of sitting of the House.

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  1. So what if Congress & BJP fights with each other! Which husband & wife don’t fight with each other? This does not mean that they don’t love each other. Fighting with each other has nothing to do when it comes to support each other. Example has already been set by Congress & BJP to the people of Goa. Today there are only 3 Congress MLAs left with the Congress out of 17. Congress helped BJP to form its Government. Congress don’t see the sufferings of Goans because Love is Blind. But Congress sees the sufferings of BJP and help BJP to form the Government.

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