Uttarakhand assembly session curtailed to only one day after speaker test Covid-19 positive
| Monday | 21st September, 2020
Officials from the assembly secretariat said trials are being conducted to test a feasibility of the virtual session of the assembly.
The upcoming Uttarakhand assembly session of the state legislative assembly has been reduced from three days to one day. This decision was taken after the Uttarakhand legislative assembly speaker Prem Chand Aggarwal tested Covid-19 positive.
"Due to the Covid-19 crisis that we are facing, there will be no question hour and Raghunath Singh Chauhan, deputy-speaker will preside over the session," said Madan Kaushik, state cabinet minister and spokesperson for the state government.
Meanwhile, all MLAs will have to undergo COVID-19 test before they attend the upcoming session on September 23.
Till now 15 MLAs have been found positive including a recent case of the leader of opposition Indira Hridayesh. Members above 65-years have already been advised to attend the session through virtual mode.
Officials from the assembly secretariat said trials are being conducted to test the feasibility of virtual session of the assembly.
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