Litmus test for Karnataka CM as monsoon session starts | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Opposition parties have geared up to corner the new BJP regime under CM Basavaraj Bommai during the 10-day monsoon session of the Karnataka legislature, which begins from Monday.
The Congress has plans to raise issues of price rise, alleged corruption in Covid management, procurement of agriculture equipment and in awarding contracts by the skill development department.
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah had last week convened a meeting of Congress legislature party, where the MLAs resolved to target the government on the collapse of law and order with incidents like Mysuru gang rape, Nanjangud temple demolition and among others. The functionaries are expected to arrive on bullock carts to Vidhana Soudha, protesting the fuel price hike.
Siddaramaiah is likely to bring up the issue of caste census and demand the government accept Kantharaj Commission socio-economic survey.
The JD(S) legislature party will meet on Monday at 4pm to discuss its strategy. “We’ll question about mismanagement of the pandemic situation and other issues. The government must explain as to why it has not controlled the skyrocketing price despite the income levels of people being low because of the pandemic,” said KPCC president DK Shivakumar.
18 bills to be tabled

While 18 bills, including banning online gambling and reduction in stamp duty on registration of affordable flats, being lined up, the session will see many firsts. An ethics committee is likely to be formed to ensure discipline in the house and the best legislator award will be introduced.

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