“At present, we are mulling all the possibilities (to hold the monsoon session of the UP Legislature). One possibility is holding the session through video conferencing,” Dixit knowledgeable on Sunday.
“Another option available with us is to hold the session at the Lok Bhavan. There is also the possibility that a section of seats in the upper area of the Vidhan Sabha can be vacated, as it can accommodate 100-125 people (MLAs),” he said. He added that the Lok Bhavan has sufficient space for seating all MLAs. However, the total selection is however to be arrived at and it is going to be taken by way of the state government and the manager minister.
To a decided on question on whether or not or no longer the UP Legislative Assembly would in all probability witness a ‘hybrid’ session on the traces of the United Kingdom’s Parliament, during which some MLAs it is going to be physically supply throughout the House and the others will attend the complaints by way of video conferencing to ensure social distancing, the 74-year-old Speaker said, “There is no such thought of doing so (aisaa vichaar nahi hai).”
In April, the United Kingdom Parliament completed a ancient first since the House of Commons held the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in a ‘hybrid’ form, with spherical a dozen lawmakers physically supply within the chamber and others tuning in online via large screens set up to adhere to the social distancing norms in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Quite numerous MPs logged in during the Zoom software to deal with their questions in relation to their explicit constituencies. Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle had granted an extra 15 minutes to the usual 30 mins PMQs session to allow for technical tough scenarios then again the hybrid form of the session went ahead without primary hurdles.
In an earlier interview to (in May), Dixit had said, “At present, the House is not in session. The monsoon session of the UP Legislative Assembly should be held some time in August and I am optimistic that by then the situation would have changed.”
He had further said, “If we adhere to social distancing and leave one seat vacant, we will not have enough seats. There are 403 MLAs. Already there are not enough seats for everyone. There is a shortage of 10-12 seats. The work goes on as (generally) 10-12 (members) are absent. In these circumstances, if one seat is left vacant then not more than 200 MLAs will be able to sit”.
At supply, there are 307 BJP MLAs throughout the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly followed by way of the Samajwadi Party which has 48 MLAs. The Bahujan Samaj Party has 18 MLAs, while there are seven Congress MLAs.
BJP perfect good friend Apna Dal (Sonelal) has nine MLAs and the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party has four MLAs. There are 3 Independent MLAs, while there is one MLA every from the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Apna Dal.
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