No clarity on Budget session working days, Oppn wants 20-25 days session
DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent
HYDERABAD: The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Legislative Assembly met on Friday but could not finalise the working days for the Budget Session. It was decided to present the Budget on February 6 and discuss it from February 8.
The Assembly and Council will take up debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address on Saturday. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao will reply to the debate.
In the BAC meeting, the Congress pitched for a 25-day session. Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka argued that there were several important issues concerning the people that needed to be addressed.
AIMIM wanted the Session for at least 20 days. AIMIM floor leadar Asaduddin Owaisi wrote to Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy listing 25 issues that need debate.
He said the Assembly had met for 62 days in the four years till 2022. During the previous term (2014-18), the Assembly sat for 126 days," he said. He pointed out that the Question Hour was dispensed with too often and no discussions were held in various forms.
Legislative affairs minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy said the government would consider the requests of the Opposition for a longer Budget Session and a decision will be taken in the next BAC meeting on February 8.
It is learnt that the government is willing to hold budget session only for a week until February 15.