Himachal Vidhan Sabha winter session : Speaker convenes all party meeting


    Himachal Pradesh assembly speaker Sh.Brij Behari Lal Butail convened all party meeting in wake of Winter Session of State legislature assembly beginning from tomorrow (November 30, 2015 to December 4, 2015) at Tapovan near Dharamshala in Kangra district.

    Briefing media at Dharamshala today Sh.Butail said that to conduct smooth proceeding in the house, he convened all party meeting in his chamber at 1200 hrs before the assembly assembled for post lunch session.

    He said that chief minister Sh.Virbhadra Singh, leader of opposition in assembly Sh.Prem Kumar Dhumal, parliamentary affairs minister Sh.Mukesh Agnihotri, BJP Chief Whip Sh.Suresh Bhardwaj, Deputy speakar Sh.Jagat Singh, Senior most member and presiding member Smt.Asha Kumari have been invited for the meeting.

    Sh.Butail said, “Besides using Tapovan for Winter Session, State Assembly Secretariat has offered union parlimentary ministery that the idle complex around rest of the month could be utilized for training members of parliament and legislatures of other states for e-vidhan as this complex had been made fully computerized and paperless like Shimla Assembly.”

    He said that about 281 assembly queries were raised for this session by the legislatures including 200 starred and 81 un-starred questions. He also informed that as many as 90 queries were received by members on-line and rest on written text.

    One bill would be for discussion and approval of house by the state to amend Town And Country Planning Act to bring new provision for Public Welfare.

    The Congress legislative party meeting was convened at Hotel Dhauladhar at 1930 hrs today and the BJP legislative party meeting will be convened at Opposition Lounge at assembly complex Tapovan at 1100 hrs on Monday (30-Nov-2015).

    Five sittings of assembly would be held at Dharamshala. Meanwhile entire official paraphernalia shifts to various guest houses and hotels at Dharamshala from Shimla today. Entire town has been decorated for the staying of all government machinery for the winter session here.

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