SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 12: Legislative Council Chairman, Haji Anayat Ali, Tuesday adjourned the Legislative Council sine die.
Expressing gratitude to the members of the Council, Mr Ali said he hopes that the government will address all the issues raised during the proceedings of the autumn session.
“I am thankful to the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Law Minister Basharat Bukhari and all the members for their support in running the proceedings smoothly. Let’s hope that our state achieves new levels of prosperity when we meet again,” he said.
The Chairman said it was not possible for him to run the House without the cooperation of the Members. At times it was difficult for him to marshal out some of the Members for creating hurdles in the proceedings of the House, adding that it was part of the parliamentary procedure and there is nothing personal. He said he tried to accommodate every Member to raise the issues of public importance, yet in view of paucity of time some Members may have not got opportunity to speak.
The Chairman also expressed his gratitude to Government, media, Information Department, Police, Assembly Secretariat including the IT Branch and all other agencies for their whole hearted support in maintaining the House.
Giving details about the business conducted in the House, the Chairman said that the Council Secretariat received 156 questions; out of which 140 were listed. 127 un-starred questions were received, out of which 116 were taken up during the session. The Chairman said 03 short Notice Questions were received out of which 02 were taken up.
Besides, 10 Private Members’ Bills was taken up out of 12 received. Besides, 42 Calling Attention Notices were received, out of which 23 were listed.
The Chairman informed that five 5 papers were laid on the table of the house.
He further said that 19 Resolutions were received, out of which 07 were admitted.
Deputy Chairman, Jehangir Hussain Mir also expressed gratitude to the staff of the Council, “The discipline maintained by the House has sent a good message. We have tried to accommodate all the issues and opinions and we are hopeful that the government will take a favorable look at them,” he said.
Earlier, Minister for Horticulture, Haj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri stressed on allowing healthy debates in the House, “I feel proud to be part of this House which has the powers to make its own laws. Everyone has a role here and healthy debates must be allowed so that the government is made accountable,” he said.
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Syed Basharat Bukhari also complimented the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman as also the members for facilitating effective and fruitful proceedings of the House.
MLC, Dr Bashir Ahmad Veeri said the State of Jammu and Kashmir is at the crossroads and the government must ensure that communal harmony prevails, “Our state has chosen to side with India for the secularism enshrined in her constitution. We shouldn’t allow alienation to breed in the state,” he said.
MLCs GN Monga and Sofi Yusuf also spoke on the last day of the session. All the members unanimously thanked the security staff, the Information Department and the media for playing their role professionally during the session.