The Congress in Goa on Monday decided to ask the Speaker to extend the monsoon session of the Assembly from the 12 days to 18. The session on July 19 has been curtailed to 12 days owing to the illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.“We agreed with the BJP to curtail the budget session by more than a week, because of the CM’s illness. Since the CM is now attending office, we are going to ask the Speaker to extend this sitting because issues like mining ban, corruption, and infrastructure need to be discussed,” Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar said. Mr. Kavlekar said the demand will also be raised at the business advisory committee meeting ahead of the session. The budget session in March had to be cut short after Mr. Parrikar fell ill, and the BJP requested the Opposition to wind up the session early.