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The cabinet of Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan had recommended for convening a special session of the Legislative Assembly on the new trio farm law brought by the central government, which was rejected by the Governor.
- Last Updated:December 24, 2020, 12:11 AM IST
The cabinet of Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan had recommended for convening a special session of the Legislative Assembly on the new trio farm law brought by the central government, which was rejected by the Governor. The Governor asked Pinarayi Vijayan with clarification that what is the hurry to call a special session? For which reasons the governor did not allow the special session of the assembly to be called, CM Pinarai has written a letter to Vijayan.
The Governor has written in his letter, I think it would be appropriate that your letter came to me as part of the relevant file. When it is recommended to summon a notice either briefly or casually and in the present case on about 24 hours notice, it requires 15 days notice. He further wrote, According to my record, the Cabinet had decided on 17.12.2020 that a session of the Legislative Assembly be held from 8 January 2021. This file reached my office on 18.12.2020 at 6.30 pm.
Due to the holidays on December 19 and 20, the file came to me on 21.12.2020 and I immediately approved the notification to call the assembly on 08.01.2021. In the afternoon of 21.12.2020, I received another note from your office stating that the Government has decided to withdraw the recommendation for convening the session and further decided that the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2020 to discuss some serious issues. A special session of will be held. Accordingly sought my approval to call the assembly. Apart from discussing some serious issues in the note, no reason for change of decision has been given.