The winter session of the Telangana State Assembly commencing from Friday will last for 50 days till November 30.
This was decided at the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting held this morning in the Speaker’s chambers chaired by Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy as Speaker Madhusudana Chary was not keeping good health and undergoing treatment in the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, Minister for Legislative Affairs T Harish Rao, Government Whip Koppula Eshwar represented the ruling TRS at the meeting, while Leader of the Opposition K. Jana Reddy, Batti Vikramarka and G. Chinna Reddy represented the Congress. G. Kishan Reddy (BJP), Sandra Venkata Veeraiah (TTDP) and Akbaruddin Owaisi (MIM) also attended the meeting representing their respective parties.
The BAC decided to meet every day except on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1.30 pm. The assembly will have a holiday during the visit of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city in November end. The Prime Minister would be inaugurating the Global Entrepreneurs Summit (GES) and also the Hyderabad Metro Rail. It was also decided to extend the duration of Question Hour from one hour to one-and-a-half hour. The Congress proposal to take up adjournment motions before the question hour was opposed by the government and rejected. The government felt that the adjournment motions could be taken up after the zero hour based the merit of the issue.
The BJP presented a 12-point agenda to be taken up during the session for discussions, which included crop loss due to unexpected heavy rains, remunerative prices for farmers’ produce, land mafia, damaged road conditions in GHMC limits, atrocities on Daliths and so on. It was also decided that the Assembly, after question hour on Friday, would adjourn and thereupon the BAC would once again sit to finalize the agenda for the coming days of the session.
After the BAC meeting, the Chief Minister in a brief interaction with the media, expressed his displeasure over the move of the Congress to organize Chalo Assembly rally of the farmers on the very first day of the commencement of the legislature session. He felt that when the government was ready to discuss any issue on the floor of the House and was even prepared to extend the duration of the session, the Congress protest rally was unwarranted and very unfortunate. (NSS)