Porvorim: Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte on Tuesday called curtailing the upcoming Legislative Assembly session to mere one day as an instance of “hypocrisy.”
Speaker of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Patnekar had announced, last week, that the two week long monsoon session of the Assembly which was summoned from July 27, is curtailed to only one day due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Khaunte said that when state government is making it compulsory for the school teachers to attend their office and opening doors for the tourists, the instance of curtailing assembly session to mere one day due to coronavirus fear is an instance of “hypocrisy.”
He said that Speaker can hold online or virtual Assembly Session, if he is afraid of COVID-19 spread.
The Independent MLA said that he has been waiting for the Assembly Session since so long.
“It was one of the most important assembly session. We wanted to discuss several issues,” he said.
Khaunte said that the session was supposed to pass the Budget, and he had even demanded that the budget should be reset.
“The budget has outlived as there are several changes due to COVID-19. I had said that revisit and present the budget again,” he said.
“We wanted to discuss how we can revive the economic situation of the state. There’s joblessness in the state. These are the things we need to discuss,” he said.
“We need to discuss about providing job opportunities.”
Khaunte said that there are exorbitant hike in electricity and water bills, which needs to be addressed.
“There are so many issues which are pertinent to the state so that the assembly is important,” he commented.