3-day Assembly session likely to be stormy

Beniwal has also returned the Gujarat State School Commission Bill 2012,which proposed a special commission for recruitment of school teachers.

Written by Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published:September 29, 2013 3:43 am

The three-day session of Gujarat Assembly,which will begin from Monday,is likely to be a stormy one with Governor Dr Kamla Beniwal returning two controversial Bills passed by the BJP government in April. The Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill 2013 and Gujarat State School Commission Bill 2013 will be tabled once again,this time with special remarks by Beniwal.

The BJP will also bring a resolution to congratulate Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his elevation as the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“Two Bills — Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill 2013 and Gujarat State School Commission Bill 2013 — will be presented after being returned by the Governor,” said a Vidhan Sabha official. Both the Bills were passed by the BJP with majority on April 2 amid protest from the Congress. The official added that the BJP will also present resolution to congratulate Modi.

Beniwal,in her special remarks to Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill 2013,called it a ‘mockery of judiciary’ which will reduce the Lokayukta to a ‘caged parrot’. This Bill will be tabled at a time when the state government has reportedly initiated a process to appoint the Lokayukta as per the existing Gujarat Lokayukta Bill,1986,after Justice (retired) R A Mehta refused to take charge.

Beniwal has also returned the Gujarat State School Commission Bill 2012,which proposed a special commission for recruitment of school teachers. It is not known what remarks were put by her on this Bill.

Both the Bills are not likely to be tabled on the first day when a proposal to pay tribute to BJP Adajan MLA Kishor Vankawala will be tabled by Modi. The House is likely to be adjourned soon after.

On Wednesday,the House will be closed due to Gandhi Jayanti. The two Bills will be presented on Tuesday and Thursday.

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