Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is said to have decided to hold the Budget Session of Legislature after the completion of elections to the primary agriculture cooperative societies (PACS).
The election schedule for the PACS was released on Thursday according to which the election process will be completed on February 18.
Sources close to the Chief Minister’s Office said that though Mr Rao had decided to hold the session from February 9, he changed his mind after the notification of the elections to the PACS.
Sources said that as per the earlier schedule, the session was to start on February 9 with Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan addressing a joint session of the Assembly and the Council. The next two days were given for the discussion on the motion of thanks for the Governor’s address. The Budget was to have been placed in the House after February 12.
With the notification for the PACS elections issued, the Chief Minister asked all legislators to stay in their respective constituencies till the completion of the polls, sources added.
The Budget Session for the financial year 2019-20 was held in September 2019 for nearly 10 days. The session had been delayed because the Centre had presented only an interim Budget in January because of the Lok Sabha elections in April-May last year. The full Budget was presented after the elections. This year also the Chief Minister is thinking of holding the session for 10 days.