Parties still have no issues, says T Harish Rao

Harish said the Budget Session would begin in the second week of March.

Hyderabad: Legislative Affairs minister T. Harish Rao said on Sunday that the Opposition did not have any issue to highlight in the Assembly for the second consecutive year.

Speaking to newsmen at the Assembly, Mr Harish Rao said that before the formation of Telangana state, people used to witness agitations both inside and outside the Assembly over issues like poor supply of power and water. These issues had ceased to exist now.

“During last year’s Budget Session also, the Opposition could not hold any demonstrations on these issues as Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had taken several steps to overcome the power deficiency,” he said.

He said the Budget Session would begin in the second week of March, probably immediately after the completion of the Warangal and Khammam municipal elections.

He said the ruling party was prepared to debate any issue, including irrigation, in the House. The Chief Minister would explain to members the government’s initiative to re-design and re-engineer irrigation projects, Mr Harish Rao said.

Replying to a question, he said he would personally oversee the development of the Narayankhed Assembly segment in Medak district.

“The people of Narayankhed people not only participated in large numbers in the bypoll but also gave a massive mandate for the TRS. It is my responsibility to develop the segment which was neglected by the previous representatives,” Mr Harish Rao said.

In a related development, Mr Mahareddy Bhupal Reddy, who was elected from Narayankhed, took oath as MLA in the presence of Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary and Dy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy at a simple funtion at the Speaker's chambers on Sunday.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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