Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman A Chakrapani, Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad and Legislative Affairs Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu today inspected the ongoing construction work of the new Legislature building at Velagapudi here.
Director General of Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao accompanied them.
The new Legislature building is being constructed as the sixth block in the AP government's Transitional Headquarters at Velagapudi.
"We have asked the contractor to complete all works by December 15 and get the building ready. We plan to hold the winter session of the Legislature here if the building is ready by then," Rao and Ramakrishnudu said.
Temporary accommodation would be provided to the legislators during the session, they added.
Later, Yanamala separately told reporters that the state Legislature would have to pass the state GST Bill before the Goods and Services Tax Act comes into being from April next year.
"There are still certain contentious issues related to GST like revenue sharing between the Centre and the states. The GST Council may take a call on this at its next meeting," Ramakrishnudu, who is also the Finance Minister, said....