Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
W ishing the newly-elected Speaker in the State Legislative Assembly U.T.Khader best wishes,former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said let his weighing machine be equal.
Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, he said the State Legislative Assembly has its own status and it was happy that Khader was appointed as the Speaker for this August house.
He has 20 years of experience as a legislator and minister and always worked without losing patience at any point in time.
You have effectively handled the post of Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly. The previous Speaker also upheld the dignity of the post.
Your ruling will have an impact on the entire system. So, your weighing machine must be always equal”.
Bommai said the post of Speaker has a special significance in the Constitution and the survival of the governments had been decided.
A few rulings of the Speaker have been moved to the Supreme Court.The ruling given by the chairman will become a landmark.
You work unbiased s you have more friends in the Opposition parties as well as in the ruling party. Treat both of them equally”.
The former CM said a say in English ‘Opposition has way, the government has way’. So, the opposition must be given more preference.
This time, a lot of new legislators have been elected, and giving them the chance to speak would help in the coming out of new thinking.
You are very progressive and have taken all the communities together in your constituency and district. When it comes to the State, you have the strength to take all the communities together. I have a strong belief that you will do it”.