Andhra Assemblys Monsoon Session to start in early September

Vijayawada: The Monsoon session of Andhra Pradesh Legislature will be held in Hyderabad in the first week of September during which the Constitution amendment Bill paving the way for introduction of GST will be ratified.

“We will notify the exact dates of the session shortly. Since construction of the new legislature building at Velagapudi, the state governments transitional headquarters, in Guntur district is not complete yet, we will hold the monsoon session in Hyderabad,” Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said after a Cabinet meeting here this evening.
While other legislative business will also be on the agenda, the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 that paves the way for introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country will be ratified during the session.

Earlier this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wrote a letter to Naidu requesting that the state legislature immediately pass a resolution ratifying the GST Bill.

Under the Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for 10 years. Andhra Pradesh is building a new capital Amaravati near Vijayawada. PTI