After State Legislature Assembly, bill yet to be presented before Legislative Council
The Karnataka Assembly session, which is set to resume today, will see the much-awaited anti-conversion bill. The bill will likely be presented in the last leg of the ongoing session. The Budget Session, which began on March 4, will continue till March 30.
The anti-conversion bill, which was tabled and passed in the state Legislature Assembly, is yet to be presented before the Legislative Council.
The Council Session held earlier ended after witnessing a high drama when the BJP attempted to present it on the last day of the winter session in Belagavi. The opposition raised a strong objection to present the bill in the council without bringing it first on the agenda.
The government, though prepared to get the bill passed in the session held in February, the plan was dropped after the Congress resorted to day-night protest in the midst of the session demanding the sacking of the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa for his remarks on hoisting the saffron flag on the Red Fort.
However, BJP is all set to present and get the bill passed in the council this time. The bill is likely to be passed in the council, as BJP doesn’t have sufficient numbers.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress and JD(S) are all set to swoop down on the government during the discussion on the Budget in the state Assembly.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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