Cabinet decides to convene special Assembly session on Dec 31; writes to Governor again
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to convene a special assembly session against central government’s farm bills on December 31. The cabinet has decided to send a recommendation letter to the Governor after its meeting today. The government has decided to send the recommendation for the special Assembly session to the Governor again after it was rejected earlier.
Speaker Sreeramakrishnan stated that it is the cabinet that has to decide on the urgency of the Assembly session meeting. In a democratic system, the authority to take decisions on people’s issues should be given to the elected governments. Usually, the Governor works with the cooperation of the government. It has to be reviewed whether any deviation from this is good for the essence of democracy.
The cabinet has decided to convene a one- day session on December 31. The government wants to avoid any conflict with the Governor. The government is mulling to approach the court in case the Governor does not grant permission for the second time as well.
Earlier, the Governor had given permission to convene the Assembly session on January 8. He denied permission for the special Assembly session questioning the need for two sessions. Government has now asked the Governor to cancel the permission for January 8 session. The cabinet expects the Government to accept this recommendation.