Congress opposes Lok Sabha Speaker's address to joint session in Vidhan Soudha
Bengaluru: Opposition Congress has decided to boycott Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s address to both houses of the Vidhana Soudha on the last day of the Monsoon Session on 24 September, saying the ruling BJP is setting an unconstitutional precedent in the state.
KPCC President DK Shivakumar, talking to reporters said, " In the parliamentary democracy, barring Assembly Members, President and Governor no one else can address the assembly. We boycott Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's address to the joint session."
As part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' an initiative of the central government to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of India's independence, the ruling BJP has planned a talk by Om Birla on 'Protection of Democratic Parliamentary Values' in the Assembly.
Lok Sabha Speaker, Assembly Speaker and Legislative Council speaker will speak at the event though such event is allowed in the parliamentary system.
Opposition leader has raised the issue and opposed the initiative in the Business Advisory Committee.