K Chandrasekhar Rao's plan for joint session not viable

DECCAN CHRONICLE | CH.V.M KRISHNA RAO
Published Oct 4, 2015, 8:51 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:56 pm IST
Constitution under Articles 175 & 176 only allows Governor to address a joint session
Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao
 Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s plan to convene a joint session of the Legislature with Assembly and Council members to explain irrigation sector projects in Telangana is ruled out in view of constitutional provisions barring such a special joint session.

The Constitution under Articles 175 and 176 only allows the Governor to address a joint session every year, but not the CM. Though Mr Rao went to Raj Bhavan to persuade the Governor to convene a special joint session and allow him to give a presentation on irrigation, the latter explained to him the constitutional limitations.

 

The Governor also reportedly declined to convene the session and present himself on the occasion to hear the CM’s presentation along with all the legislators. The CM was told that it is not possible and there is no provision to summon both Houses, sources said. “We are searching for alternatives. He may address both the Houses separately or a joint meeting of all MLAs in the Committee Hall,” said a minister.

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Location: Telangana




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