Chennai: Amid huge political expectations, the Tamil Nadu Assembly has been summoned to meet here at 10 am on June 28, Friday.
The Governor, Sri Banwarilal Purohit summoning the House to convene was disclosed by the Assembly secretary Mr. Srinivasan here on Thursday.
This will be the third session this year, and the first after the recent general elections to the Lok Sabha and by-elections to the 22 Assembly seats. The session is expected to go on for nearly a month even as the Business Advisory Committee would finalize the schedule.
On February 8, State Finance minister and Deputy Chief Minister, O. Panneerselvam presented the budget in assembly for the year 2019 - 2020. After the general discussion on the budget, the House adjourned in view of the Lok Sabha polls.
On the first day of the ensuing session, the House will adjourn after condoling the deaths of its sitting MLAs, Radhamani of the DMK who
represented Vikravandi and Kanakaraj who represented Sulur.
The Assembly resumes on July1, when the demands for grants for nearly 60 departments will be taken up for discussion and passed during the course of the session. The Appropriation bill will be taken up at the end.
Meanwhile, the no-confidence motion against the Assembly Speaker, Thiru P Dhanapal , notice for which has been given by the DMK, is expected to be taken up for discussion, followed by a vote. To meet this motion, the ruling AIDMK is already gearing itself to meet it.
Major issues expected to be raised in this session by the opposition parties led by DMK and including Congress and others, include the acute water scarcity across Tamil Nadu, law and order, release of seven life
convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Neet-related suicides, move to resume hydrocarbon explorations in the Cauvery delta, Cauvery waters issue and Kudankulam nuclear waste facility issue, sources said. The government is also expected to pilot some important bills this session.