BBMP trifurcation Bill: Opposition stands firm, demands select committee
news Friday, April 24, 2015 - 05:30
The deadlock over the BBMP trifurcation Bill continued in the Legislative Council as the Opposition members did not budge from their demand to refer the Bill to select committee, reported Deccan Herald. Both the BJP and JD(S) have combined to oppose the bill in a bid to embarass the Congress government. The Congress wants the Bill either to be cleared by the Council or to be defeated so that it is sent back to the Assembly where passing the Bill will pose no hurdle. The Council has now been adjourned to April 27, said the report. The hearing of the plea filed in the Karnataka High Court by the State government to stay the polls is scheduled on April 24. Expressing disappointing over Opposition members not co-operating in the Council, Chief Minister Siddaramiah said, in the history of legislature, a bill passed by the Assembly was never referred to a select committee.â€śIn my 32 years of political career, never have I seen a bill passed by the assembly referred to a select committee in the council,â€ť the report quoted him. Meanwhile, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra made it clear that there is no conflict between the Government and the Governor over the Bill proposing trifurcation of BBMP, said a Deccan Herald report. â€śThe Governor has to consider the decision taken by the Cabinet. He can seek clarification on the issue in question as he enjoys discretionary powers. Nothing wrong in it. The vested interests are portraying it as conflict,â€ť the report quoted the minister.