Ranchi: Condemning the state government for convening a short monsoon session of the state Assembly, the opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded a longer session.

On Thursday, in a meeting of the opposition parties held at Leader of Opposition Rajendra Prasad Singh’s residence, the legislators decided to demand increase in the time limit of the five-day monsoon session.
Demanding to increase the notified time limit, the opposition leaders will meet Governor MOH Farookh and Speaker of Legislative Assembly, CP Singh.

Raising objections on the short time period, the Opposition alleged that the government has deliberately kept the monsoon session short to evade questions being raised by the Opposition related to the problems being faced by the common man.

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha leader Pradeep Yadav alleged that government is convening monsoon session only for paperwork. “Within such a short interval, the issues of common man cannot be raised. Legislators will not be able to review the development work going on in the state,” he said.

Interestingly, the opposition is planning to tear into the government by raising issues of illegal encroachment, corruption, electrification of rural areas and other development related issues.

The Opposition has also decided to raise questions on the bureaucracy revamp which will include reason for frequent transfers/postings of civil servants.

JPN/Bureau