West Bengal Budget Session cut short due to coronavirus outbreak
The Budget Session of the West Bengal Assembly will be cut short over the coronavirus scare and the House will not meet after Tuesday, Speaker Biman Banerjee said on Monday.
At an all-party meeting in the Assembly premises that was attended by parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee and floor leaders of Opposition parties, the speaker said the second part of the session, which commenced on Friday, will be truncated as part of the precautionary measures being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Those who attended the meeting said all agenda except for three bills, including the appropriation bill, will be put on the back-burner.
Voting for the Rajya Sabha elections will, however, take place as scheduled on March 26.