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Assembly to sit for seven working days

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Published Dec 12, 2013, 1:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 11:27 pm IST
Business Advisory Committee meeting decides upon the state Assembly to sit for seven working days.
Picture for representational purpose only.
 Picture for representational purpose only.
 
Hyderabad: The Business Advisory Committee meeting that was held by the Speaker, Nadendla Manohar, on Wednesday evening has decided that the state Assembly will sit for seven working days starting from Thursday, till December 20. Neither Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy nor Opposition leader N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the meeting. Several members enquired of the Speaker what will happen if the President refers the Telangana Bill to the Assembly before December 20. Manohar replied that in that case he will call the BAC again to discuss what to do and for how many days the session should be extended in order to debate the Telangana Bill.

On Thursday, the House will adopt only a condolence resolution on the demise of South African leader Nelson Mandela and adjourn for the day. During the rest of the sittings, the House is expected to discuss the impact of the Brijesh Kumar Tribunal Award on the sharing of Krishna River waters, the recent cyclones, price rise, and problems of Gulf migrants, among other issues. The sittings of both the Legislative Houses becomes necessary, as the six months gap between two sessions will end on December 20.

The BAC was not without its share of drama. YSR Congress legislature party leader and YSRC honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi and MLA Sobha Nagireddy, who attended the BAC as members, staged a walkout in protest against the government refusal to accept their suggestion to adopt a resolution calling for the state to remain united. 

 

Telugu Desam MLA Erraballi Dayakara Rao reminded Vijayalakshmi that her husband and former chief minister, late Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, had moved a resolution in the House in February 2009 favouring the formation of Telangana state. Both Vijayalakshmi and Nagireddy countered it by stating that it was not a resolution adopted by the House but only a statement made by the Rajasekhar Reddy, with riders. 

Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy proposed that the House sit for only two days as there is not much government business, but opposition members insisted that several important things need to be debated. Finally it was decided to have seven working sittings, up to December 20.

 

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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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