West Bengal Budget Session 2021 Live: Assembly session likely to be stormy, eye on Governor’s address

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Updated: July 2, 2021 3:20:16 pm

West Bengal (WB) Assembly Budget Session 2021-22 Key Points: The BJP legislative party led by the Leader of the opposition Suvendu Adhikari is likely to raise issues such as post-poll violence and vaccine fraud in the state.

West Bengal Budget Session 2021, Assembly Budget Session of West BengalThe West Bengal Legislative Council was set up in 1952 and abolished in 1969 during the United Front government.

West Bengal Budget Session 2021-22 Latest Update: The first session of the newly constituted West Bengal Assembly is commencing today. The session is likely to be stormy with the Mamata Banerjee government on the one hand and the opposition BJP and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on the other set to clash over a range of issues including post-poll violence. The session starts today with the Governor’s address and will continue till July 8. The state budget for 2021-22 would be placed on July 7. Dhankhar had already raised a few issues over the draft speech sent to him by the state government. According to sources, the Raj Bhavan wanted inclusion of the incidents of post-poll violence in the state to which the TMC government had an objection.

“The norm is the governor reads out the speech prepared by the state government. The governor cannot make any change as per his whims and fancies,” TMC Chief Whip Nirmal Ghosh said. Last year too, he was opposed to parts of the contents of the speech, but had read it out. In support of Dhankhar, former Tripura Governor and BJP leader Tathagata Roy said there is no laid down rules that the governor’s speech at the assembly has to be exactly as drafted by the state government. The BJP, with 75 MLAs, is the main opposition in the Bengal assembly. The Congress and the Left parties have no representation in the present House. However, their alliance partner ISF has one MLA.

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    15:19 (IST)02 Jul 2021
    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: No mention of post-poll violence in Guv's address, says Adhikari

    Incidents of (post-poll violence) in Bengal have been barbaric; BJP workers have been murdered. More than 300 women were molested; few raped. This isn't mentioned in the Governor's address; BJP workers have protested at Vidhan Sabha,' said LoP Suvendu Adhikari

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    15:18 (IST)02 Jul 2021
    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: Post-poll violence is a big issue. The fight will go on till the end, says LoP Suvendu Adhikari

    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: Post-poll violence is a big issue. The fight will go on till the end, says LoP Suvendu Adhikari

    14:33 (IST)02 Jul 2021
    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: BJP MLAs walks out during Guv's address

    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: BJP MLAs walk out of West Bengal Assembly. They had created a ruckus during Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's address at the Assembly over post-poll violence in the state and had also raised slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

    14:31 (IST)02 Jul 2021
    West Bengal Assembly Session Live: Guv meets Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar meets Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as he arrives at the state Assembly in Kolkata. 

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    10:24 (IST)02 Jul 2021
    West Bengal Budget Session 2021 Live: It's going to be Suvendu Adhikari vs Mamata Banerjee

    Suvendu Adhikari and Mamata Banerjee will, for the first time, face each other on the assembly floor. Once considered a protege of Banerjee, Adhikari switched over to the BJP ahead of the assembly polls and defeated the chief minister from the high-profile Nandigram seat by a slender margin.

    The faceoff between Dhankhar and Banerjee worsened on Monday with the chief minister accusing the governor of being "corrupt" as he was allegedly named in the Jain Hawala case drawing a sharp rebuttal from the Raj Bhavan, which accused her of propagating "lies and misinformation". Apart from placing the state budget for 2021-22 next week, the Trinamool Congress government will also table the ad-hoc committee report to examine the recommendation for creating a Legislative Council for discussion and passage in the forthcoming session.
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