Budget session resumes today; trust move unlikely

Budget session resumes today; trust move unlikely
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Cong emerges stronger after rebels were disqualified Naidu to go all-out on tainted ministers' issue ...

  • Cong emerges stronger after rebels were disqualified
  • Naidu to go all-out on tainted ministers' issue
D Chandra Bhaskar Rao Hyderabad: The option of moving a no-confidence motion against government is no longer on the TDP agenda during the second phase of the State Assembly session opening today (Monday). Telugu Desam Party sources said that there was no point in going ahead with such a move if it was going to fall flat.
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The Congress party has emerged stronger than before after the disqualification of 15 MLAs including six from the Telugu Desam for defying the whip of the parties concerned on the floor of the House during the YSRCP-sponsored no-trust motion in March last. The principal opposition party which distanced itself from the trial of strength in the first phase of the session was blamed for letting the government off the hook. Another spell of long debate over the issues before the State may be the need of the hour. But a trial of strength would amount to wasting the time of the House, they felt. The party is not weighing in the option of moving the no- confidence motion as "we are unlikely to achieve anything from such a move at this juncture," said the sources. The disqualification of the nine dissident congress MLAs and six TDP MLAs, who have already shifted their loyalties to the YSRCP, just 48 hours before the resumption of the budget session lent the treasury benches enough advantage. The Congress is apparently not as jittery as it was at the commencement of the session three months ago. The TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu had a meeting with senior leaders of the party to evolve a strategy for the ten-day long concluding sitting of the session. He wanted the party MLAs to mount their attack on the failure of the government to act against the tainted ministers.
Second phase of budget session likely to be stormy
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who was away from the House during the first phase, will attend the budget session Hyderabad: The second phase of the State Assembly session opening today (Monday) after a gap of 45 days to pass the Appropriation Bill for the 2013-14 financial year promises to be a stormy one. The House will discuss the reports submitted by the 12 department-related standing committees (DRSCs) in regard to the Rs 1.61 lakh crore budget proposals before approving them. This is for the first time that the state legislature had constituted the DRSCs to study the budgetary proposals to avoid guillotine of the reports which had of late become the order of the day. These committees had submitted their reports to the Speaker N Manohar recently. According to the Assembly sources, the House would assemble on Monday at 10 am and will adjourn after passing a condolence motion to mourn the death of TDP MLA Ambati Brahmnaiah. Later, the business advisory committee will meet to discuss the number of sittings the Assembly should have and the business in the order of preference to be taken up. However, if the mood of the political parties is any indication, the session which may last for ten days is going to be a stormy one. The TRS wants to demand passing of a resolution on separate Telangana and if the Speaker does not agree, they propose to stall the proceedings of the House. The TJAC and the TRS have also given a call for Chalo Assembly on June 14 and this too could cast its shadow on the proceedings of the House on that day. The leader of opposition N Chandrababu Naidu, who was away from the House during the first phase, will attend the budget session for the first time. But he would be part of the deliberations for three days as he is scheduled to go to the US to attend the convocation of his daughter-in-law Brahmani at Stanford. The TDLP which met here on Sunday decided to raise issues like power crisis, Bayyaram mines, removal of tainted ministers and farmers' issues in the 10-day session. The YSRCP proposes to raise issues like power crisis, continued power cuts in rural areas, delay in Pranahita Chevella project, non-availability of loans to farmers, delay input subsidy, irregularities in Ammahastam programme and in reservations for the panchayat elections, governments decision to regularize belt shops etc. The CPI wants the proceedings of the session conducted in a serious manner, not just to complete the constitutional obligation. The party state secretary K Narayana said that the house should discuss in depth the schemes like Amma Hastam and Bangaru Thalli, power crisis in the state, rising prices of all essential commodities etc.
'Chalo Assembly' organisers haven't sought police permission: Anurag Sharma
  • Urges people not to violate prohibitory orders
  • 30 platoons of police personnel would be deployed
  • The police control room � linked high resolution CCTVs can capture images up to 500 mts outside the Assembly
anurag SharmaHyderabad: City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma on Sunday appealed to people not to take part in any kind of rallies or processions within 2 km radius of the State Assembly when the House was in session. "In view of the sessions, prohibitory orders have been imposed around the Assembly. Violation of the prohibitory orders will be construed as illegal and dealt with according to the law of the land," informed Anurag Sharma. He was detailing the security arrangements for the Assembly sessions and was answering questions on the measures taken to ensure peace in view of the 'Chalo Assembly' call given by TJAC. As many as 30 platoons of police personnel from other districts of the State would be deployed around the State Assembly, while city police including the City Armed Reserve (CAR) would be in place in sensitive areas, he said. To another query, the Police Commissioner said that no one approached the police seeking permission for the 'Chalo Assembly' programme and hence the question of holding talks with the organisers does not arise. "We have come to know about the programme through media. So, we are appealing to them not to violate prohibitory orders through the media itself," Anurag Sharma added. State of the art high resolution cameras which were installed on the Legislative Assembly building in March to track activities of suspicious persons will make periodic sweeping movements. The camera lens can capture images and visuals outside the Assembly premises up to Ravindra Bharathi junction. The camera will be linked to control room, which will be monitored by police staff. Similarly, the underground lens to check the vehicles of the MLAs has also been activated.
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