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Punjab govt convenes special session of Assembly today

A day-long session of the Punjab Assembly has been convened by the state government on Monday wherein it will bring in ordinances for implementing a slew of poll-centric sops, including regularising 30,000 contractual employees, in the absence of opposition Congress, sources said.

The government summoned the Assembly session to give legislative backing to its earlier decisions after Governor V P Singh Badnore reportedly conveyed that he would be more comfortable in giving assent to the legislation if the Assembly passed the ordinances in the form of a Bill, sources said.

The government will hold the one-day session in the absence of 42 Congress MLAs who have resigned recently in the wake of Supreme Court ruling ordering status quo on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project. 

Also, six SAD legislators have switched over to Congress or resigned from the Assembly after denial of ticket will not attend the proceedings. 


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