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Seeking to make the legislature business more democratic and to ensure public participation, Congress-led UDF opposition in Kerala has invited topics from people to raise in the state Assembly for the session that begins on September 26. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, through a Facebook post, requested people to suggest issues to be raised in the House by the opposition members.
The “innovative method” was part of plans to connect with the masses on grass root level and understand their stand on various issues, UDF sources said. It would also make legislature business a more democratic process, they added.
In the Facebook post, Chennithala said people could inform him about the issues to be raised in the House through a particular Facebook account. The government’s answers to the questions will also be conveyed to the people via the same account, he said.
“The assembly session is beginning on September 26. You can direct us on what we should raise in the Assembly. Inform us about the grave local problems in your locality to the state level issues. We will try to raise it in the House on your behalf,” he said. “We are sure that you will take part in the initiative, which is aimed at making legislature business more democratic and to find solutions for the problems faced by the state,” he added.