Speaker LA chairs All Party meet ahead of Budget Session

KL Report

JAMMU

Legislators belonging to different political parties Saturday assured full cooperation in the smooth conduct of upcoming Budget session.

According to a government press release, the Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul, who chaired the All Party meeting here in the run up to Assembly session, said that he would provide ample time and opportunities to the legislators to highlight public-centric issues for seeking redressal of the problems confronting people.

The representatives of various political parties included Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Deputy Speaker, LA Mohammad Sartaj Madani, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah, Legislators Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Hakeem Mohammad Yasin, M. Y. Tarigami, Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Ashok Khajuria, A. R. Veeri and Peer Aafaq Ahmad were of the unanimous view that the Assembly session should run as per established convention of Parliamentary democracy.

The Speaker said that the legislators should try to highlight maximum issues of public importance of   their respective areas during the session. “Question Hour is important and we must run it in a cordial manner so that  maximum Questions are  raised in the House for discussion adding that every party will be given due time  in Question Hour,” the government press release quoted speaker as saying.

He said that all political parties should take advantage of this session to highlight the important  issues adding that it also gives ample opportunities to the legislators to make the executive accountable for improving governance. He stressed for joint efforts to ensure smooth running of the House.

While highlighting the importance of Zero Hour, Gul said that the Government has been made accountable to ensure the presence of officers of essential department in Officers’ gallery during the session and have been asked to furnish Action Taken Reports of the quarries raised by the legislator to the Assembly Secretariat.

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