Kerala Assembly session till Feb 12; to pass Kerala Bank Bill
Thiruvananthapuram: The 14th Kerala Assembly session began on Friday with the Governor’s customary policy address and will continue till February 12. The House advisory committee has recommended to disperse the session after passing the vote on account. The House will convene only after the Lok Sabha polls.
This time it was decided to pass the budget before March 31. It was also decided that the House would disperse on February 7 and reconvene by month-end. But with the dates of the Parliament elections to be notified any time, it looks like the budget may be passed only in July when the Assembly convenes. Instead the vote on account covering the expenses for 4 months would be passed. The vote on account will take place on February 7.
The House will consider the amendment bill for the formation of the Kerala Bank on February 1. After leaving it to the Subject committee, the bill will be passed on February 12.
As Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Kochi on January 29, the House would not convene on that day. This was decided considering the Opposition’s request to the House committee not to convene the session.
The House will also not convene on February 8 and 11. The members informed that as they are pre occupied with other activities, they requested the House committee not to convene on those days. The committee has also recommended that the House will convene on February 1.