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AAP demands live telecast of Pb Assembly Budget Session

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A delegation of the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on Friday met the and urged him to allow live telecast of the proceedings of the forthcoming Budget Session.

The delegation was led by of Opposition Harpal Cheema and MLA

The Budget Session of the will begin here from February 12.

The leaders contended that a live telecast of assembly proceedings be allowed on the lines of the both Houses of Parliament and a number of state assemblies.

They said this will improve the functioning of elected representatives on the floor of the

"Since public money is involved in running the Assembly, hence people have a right to know as to how their elected representatives function and conduct themselves in the This would also help ensuring transparency and accountability in the functioning of the and the Opposition as well," Arora opined.

Arora further said that in recent times some members of the indulged in using unparliamentary language and "when they will be under watch of millions of people as proceedings will be live, it will also improve their conduct and there will be less disruptions".

On the issues that the will raise in the session, Arora said there are multiple issues pertaining to farmers, industry, besides unemployment.

He alleged that the government has been in power for two years, but has failed on all fronts.

"Only tall claims and promises have been made, but there has been no concrete action on the ground. The state of schools and hospitals is bad," he said.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:25 IST