Bengal Assembly session to begin on June 10

Six bills to be tabled, all-party meeting on June 9.

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly session will begin on June 10. Speaker Biman Banerjee has called an all-party meeting a day before the session starts, on June 9. There are six bills scheduled to be tabled during the coming session.

On Monday, the state cabinet cleared its earlier proposal for a bill to make the chief minister of the state the chancellor of all state-run universities. For the rule to come into place, the bill will be placed in the state Assembly where it has to be cleared by the majority. This is among the six bills scheduled to be placed in the coming Assembly session.

This bill – including the others – must then be cleared by the Governor. According to Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy, the Governor can return the bill once without clearing it, but he is bound to clear it the second time it goes to him.

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