Raipur. The tussle between Raj Bhavan and the Government is finally over. The Governor has given her approval for the special Assembly Sessions of Chhattisgarh Assembly. The Chhattisgarh Legislative Secretariat has issued a notification for the session on October 27 and 28. During this time, the Government plans to bring a resolution condemning Centre's Agriculture bill, and introduce an amendment bill to protect farmer's interest in the state.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ravindra Choubey met with Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Wednesday amid rumours of confrontation with the Raj Bhavan. In the meeting, Ravindra Choubey supposedly gave details about the proposed bills. According to sources, the State Government is considering introducing a new law that would safeguard the farmer's interests. The Punjab Government had also introduced a bill that had provisions to punish for the transgression of minimum support price. But the bill is mired in controversy and unlikely to be approved by the Governor, the Chhattisgarh government wants to avoid similar legal bottlenecks. The State government has authority over markets and can amend the mandi law so that the farmers receive a better value.
On Government's first proposal of the special session of the Assembly, the Governor had queried about the reason. To which, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had replied that we have an absolute majority and no one can stop us from calling a session. After this, the Government had informed Raj Bhavan about the official legal work to be conducted during the Assembly Session.