Hyderabad: The Telangana government has for the first time in the history of the country has decided to hold a Legislative Council session when there is no Legislative Assembly.
Governor ESL Narasimhan on Friday issued the notification summoning the Telangana Legislative Council to meet for its 10th session at 11 am on September 2.
The Telangana Legislative Assembly was dissolved on September 6. Usually, Legislative Council meetings are not held in the absence of a Legislative Assembly. In fact, the Council has no powers to take any decision like a Legislative Assembly has.
According to the Constitution, Legislative assemblies and the Lok Sabha have to meet once in six months. If a state assembly does not meet once in six months, President’s Rule will be imposed. But if a legislative council does not meet within six months nothing will happen.
The Telangana Legislative Assembly has to meet before September 28, as its last sitting was on March 29, 2018. As the Legislative Assembly was dissolved, the question of holding the Assembly session before September 28 did not arise.
Telangana Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud told this newspaper that he is acting according to the Constitution, which says that legislative bodies have to meet once every six months.
The business advisory committee will meet on the same day and decide the number of days the session will last....