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Budget session of Bihar assembly expected to be a stormy one

Patna: A determined opposition is all set to grill the NDA government in Bihar on the law and order front and various other issues during the budget session of Bihar Legislature beginning tomorrow.

The 45-day long session will start with Governor Devenand Konwar's customary address to the members at the joint sitting of the two Houses.

The routine business will, however, commence from 19 February with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi tabling the economic survey report which will contain details of the state government's performance on key economic parameters as well as future target.

Modi, who holds the finance portfolio, will present the 2013-14 budget on 21 February and the third supplementary demands on the following day, official sources said.


Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. PTI

The session, which will end on 3 April, will have 29 sittings.

Meanwhile, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Samrat Chaudhary said RJD MLAs will raise issues like deteriorating law and order situation and corruption in education and health departments during session.

His party will seek to put the state government in the dock over the alleged press censorship and suppression of freedom of media as articulated by the Press Council of India (PCI) in a probe report, Chaudhary said.

The suspension of the "tainted" IPS officer Alok Kumar, formerly Saran DIG for allegedly demanding Rs 10 crore from a liquor trader and that of another IPS officer Babu Ram who's accused in a case of brutal torture at his official residence in Sheikhura district last month are also likely to figure prominently.


Published Date: Feb 17, 2013 17:43 PM | Updated Date: Feb 17, 2013 17:43 PM