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Govt shying away from debate: SAD 

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government’s decision to further curtail the sittings of the ongoing Vidhan Sabha session proved that it was willing to run away from debate than answer the questions on its failure on all fronts.In a statement here, the SAD president said it was shocking that legislative business in the ongoing session had been curtailed from three sittings to two.“The SAD had submitted a memorandum to the Speaker demanding the session be extended to discuss emergent issues. The Speaker had assured to look into the demand. However instead of doing this, the business advisory council of the Assembly decreased the number of sittings from a meagre three to two. This proves that the government does not want to discuss any of the people issues listed by the SAD, including a discussion on the crisis in the farm sector, break down of law and order, withdrawal of all social welfare facilities and non-fulfilment of all promises made to farmers, youth and unemployed,” he said.The SAD president said the SAD-BJP alliance was not even consulted on the issue. “Former minister Ajit Singh Kohar was only invited as a special invitee to the business advisory council meeting, which decided to reduce the sittings in an arbitrary and dictatorial manner,” he said.

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