Bengaluru: The Karnataka legislature is set for a stormy Monsoon Session starting Monday as the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are ready for showdown on several issues amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 9-day session of the Assembly and Legislative Council is being held in the Vidhana Soudha from September 21-30.

The sessions have begun on Monday with the speaker paying condolences to political leaders of various parties from across the country who have succumbed to COVID-19 this year.

Earlier today, Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa addressed the media before the session began.

The CM stated that the session may be cut down to 3 days from 9 days, as there are very few members attending the session due to COVID-19.

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However, the Chief Minister stated that the decision would be made only after discussing with the opposition party.

Meanwhile Congress leader Siddaramaiah stated that the session cannot be cut down, as there are many bills to be discussed.

Speaking to the media about the same, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar stated “Why should the session be cut down? The ruling party is trying to cut down the number of days, to cover-up their mistakes, we have more than a thousand questions to be asked today and the sessions will go on no matter what”.