Hyderabad: The Telangana state Legislature will resume its sitting from Friday, after a three-day break due to heavy rains earlier in the week.
The session is resuming at a time when the political atmosphere has been charged up with the Election Commission of India issuing the Huzurabad bypoll schedule on September 28.
The session started on September 24 but no business was transacted on Day 1 except offering condolences to former MLAs who passed away in the inter-session period. It was later adjourned to September 27, when the House transacted full business.
However, Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy issued a bulletin late on September 27 adjourning the House for three days till October 1 due to heavy rains across the state. With this, the House could transact business only for one day on September 27 in this monsoon session so far.
With the ruling TRS and opposition BJP and Congress engaged in a tough political battle in Huzurabad bypoll, the session assumes significance.
TRS sources said the party leadership wants to utilise the session to hold debates in the House on TRS government's achievements over the past seven years, its welfare schemes and development programmes with an eye on the Huzurabad bypoll.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, ministers and TRS MLAs will participate in debates on welfare schemes such as Dalit Bandhu, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, Aasara pensions etc and also on Kaleshwaram lift irrigation scheme and other irrigation projects making Telangana becoming the top food producer.
Since the Assembly session garners huge media coverage, the party wants to utilise the opportunity to benefit in the bypoll
Opposition parties are planning to counter the ruling party by taking up issues in the House such as failure to give job notifications, failure to pay compensation to farmers who lost their crops due to heavy rains, government's policy to discourage paddy cultivation, corruption in irrigation projects, podu lands etc....