Kerala Assembly speaker MB Rajesh (ANI photo)
Thiruvananthapuram: Speaker MB Rajesh said that Kerala Assembly convened on more days compared to other states during the pandemic period. In 2021, the state Assembly convened on 61 days. It is just 17 days in Uttar Pradesh and 11 in Punjab. The Parliament convened for only less than 60 days, Rajesh said.
The standing committees also functioned properly during these days. Kerala organised meetings of the standing committees online for the first time in the country, the speaker said.
The committee, chaired by minister K Radhakrishnan, to upgrade the Assembly rules of procedure will submit its report in this session which starts on Friday. The Assembly will witness a unique conference of the women MLAs in the country as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' festival. An international book festival will be held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Assembly library, the speaker said.
Rajesh visited Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and invited him to address the Assembly on Friday.