Recognition to Leader of Opposition will be given on the basis of rules: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur

Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur on Monday said that the recognition to the leader of opposition (LoP) shall be given on the basis of rules of the state Assembly.

File image of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur. PTI

File image of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur. PTI

He arrived in Dharamshala to attend the Winter Session of the Assembly that begins on Tuesday and will end on 12 January. The speaker and deputy speakers would be elected and the newly-elected MLAs would be sworn in.

Opposition Congress has 21 legislators in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly, two short of getting the leader of opposition status.

The chief minister said that he will discuss the matter with BJP MLAs in a meeting.

On Protem Speaker and BJP MLA from Jawalamukhi Ramesh Dhawala terming the Assembly session in Dharamshala a financial burden, he said, "It is a regular practice to conduct the Winter Session here, and is being conduct for years now, so to take any decision on it shall be a hasty one."

"It is the first assembly session of the newly-elected government. We will work on the schemes which benefits the young generation," he said.

He also presided over the BJP legislative party meet in the evening.

The governor would be addressing the session's first day.

Updated Date: Jan 09, 2018 08:55 AM

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