With Lok Sabha polls round-the-corner and state Assembly elections due later this year, Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government is likely to announce sops for various sections in its budget. (Agencies)
The Business Advisory Committee of the House will meet in Chandigarh on Friday under the chairmanship of the Assembly Speaker, in which the duration of the Budget session, the date of the presentation of the Budget estimates for 2014-15, among other things will be decided, official sources said.
The sources said that the session is likely to be of a short duration, but final decision will be taken when the Committee meets on Friday.
Keeping in view a few unsavoury incidents happening in the Parliament and J&K Assembly recently, tight security measures would be in place inside the Haryana Assembly so that no untoward incident takes place, the sources said.
Opposition parties, meanwhile, are gearing up to take on the government on a host of issues including corruption, law and order, water and power, employees issues, alleged land scams, alleged regional bias in development and other issues.
Main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) senior leader and party MLA, Abhay Singh Chautala will lead a delegation of his party legislators and submit a memorandum to the Governor to demand implementation of the Haryana Lokayukta report, after the body had last month recommended the
registration of a case against Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ram Kishan Fauji in a cash-for-land use licence (CLU) scandal.
The order from Lokayukta had recently come following a complaint, along with a video CD (which was released to media by INLD earlier), which showed Fauji, Congress MLA from Bawani Khera in Bhiwani district, allegedly demanding Rs five crore from the complainant to get him a CLU for a piece of land in Gurgaon district.
However, Fauji had dubbed the video as ‘doctored’ and said that it is an attempt by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) to malign his image.
Meanwhile, the INLD’s attack on the treasury benches on various issues will be spearheaded by Abhay Chautala, who along with state unit chief Ashok Arora, has been leading the party in the absence of jailed leaders Om Prakash Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala.
With Lok Sabha polls round-the-corner and state Assembly elections due later this year, Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government is likely to announce sops for various sections in its budget.