The six-day assembly session, which lasted 31 hours and 29 minutes, was adjourned sine die by Speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal on Saturday after a state budget of Rs 57,400 crore was passed in the House. A total of 630 questions were received by the House and nine bills were passed during the session.
The budget session functioned for 31 hour 29 minutes. “Out of 186 starred questions, 50 were answered while 85 out of 352 unstarred questions were answered during the proceedings,” Aggarwal said. A total of 32 petitions were accepted. He added that 25 notices out of 28 received were forwarded. In the six-day session nine bills were passed.
After the department-wise budget was passed on the last day, the budget of Rs 57,400 crore for financial year 2012-22 was passed in the House by voice vote.
Prior to the start of the proceedings, the opposition Congress staged a protest at the entrance gate over the alleged irregularities and delay in completion of Kumbh related projects. The Congress MLAs said that despite Kumbh being reduced to just a month, the state government has failed to complete the projects on time. Soon after the start of the House proceedings on Saturday, Congress legislators demanded work adjournment motion on the issue of corruption.
Congress state chief and Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh highlighted the alleged scam in a project related to the widening of National Highway-74. Notably, the state government has recommended a CBI probe in the matter and an order by the high court for a CBI probe against CM Rawat in a matter related to alleged corruption.
In response, parliamentary affairs minister Madan Kaushik said that as these matters are subjudice, they cannot be discussed in the House