Haryana Assembly session begins today, Opposition to flag inflation, unemployment

Chandigarh: The monsoon session of the Haryana Assembly, which begins tomorrow, is likely to be a lively affair, as the opposition Congress is gearing up for taking on the government with an adjournment motion on the HSSC paper leak and at least six calling attention motions on inflation and unemployment, among other issues.

As per the tentative programme of the Assembly session issued by the Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, the proceedings will begin in the afternoon with obituary references. Tomorrow’s proceedings will end after some legislative business. The Assembly will not meet on Saturday and Sunday.

The tentative programme mentions presentation, discussion and voting on the Supplementary Estimates (First Instalment) for 2021-22 and the legislative business to be transacted on Monday and Tuesday.

Speaker Gian Chand Gupta said the final programme would be decided at a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Vidhan Sabha to be held at 11 am before the session.

“I have received two private member’s Bills, 10 Bills to be moved by the government and 20 calling attention motions, besides an adjournment motion. In the normal course, three days are enough. In case the BAC decides to increase the number of days, I have no problem with that,” said Gupta.

Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda told The Tribune the Congress would move an adjournment motion regarding the HSSC paper leak and calling attention motions on matters concerning people.

The calling attention motions are on inflation, unemployment in the state, sedition cases against protesting farmers, online transfer policy for university employees, online transfer and common cadre policy for employees of medical colleges, and crop loss due to heavy rainfall.

The Higher Education Department, meanwhile, has clarified that there is no proposal to implement the online transfer policy in universities.

Congress chief whip Bharat Bhushan Batra, however, said the state government had, in May, issued a letter regarding the online transfer policy and unless the letter was withdrawn, the clarification by the department had no meaning.