Panaji: The Congress party in Goa on Monday urged the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly not to curtail the upcoming monsoon session of the House, which will begin from July 11.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Amit Patkar told reporters that there is a possibility that the State government will curtail the upcoming Assembly session giving an excuse of Panchayat election.
He was talking to reporters after participating in the meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP) at Assembly complex, Porvorim, near here.
Patkar said that the Congress is all set to corner State government on various issues during the Assembly session. “But in order to avoid the embarrassing situation, the BJP-led government might curtail the Session giving an excuse of Code of Conduct due to Panchayat election,” he said adding that Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Ramesh Tawadkar should not allow this.
The elections for the Panchayats in Goa is scheduled on August 10. The code of conduct comes into force from July 20.
Patkar said that the BJP has a history of curtailing the sessions by giving such excuses. “They had done it during Zilla Panchayat elections,” he said.
The Congress leader said that his party MLAs will raise several issues which are pertinent to the common people in the state during the upcoming Session.