Another stormy day likely
Another stormy day likely.The Budget Session of the Telangana Assembly is likely to be stormy on Monday as the main Opposition Congress and ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are preparing for a showdown on budget proposals.
Jana Reddy is in the eye of a storm in his own party for soft-pedalling the TRS misdeeds. Though he tells the government that the opposition members are not there to sit quietly and listen to what all the government says, the Congress members are not satisfied with his performance in taking the TRS to task
Hyderabad: The Budget Session of the Telangana Assembly is likely to be stormy on Monday as the main Opposition Congress and ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are preparing for a showdown on budget proposals.The Congress, which has been on an offensive for past few days, is gearing up for confronting the ruling party on Monday. The TRS, which has already warned that it would not allow any ruckus in the House, says that it would not hesitate to suspend the members if they obstruct the proceedings of the Assembly.
Jana Reddy, who has been in the eye of a storm from his own party for soft-pedaling against the TRS, even staged a walkout on Friday. He told the government that they were not there to sit quietly and listen to what all the government said.Besides, the Leader of Opposition also found fault with the treasury benches for suspending the TDP members for the entire session which is undemocratic. Not convinced with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s assurance of taking the Opposition into confidence on welfare, agriculture and other priority sectors, the Congress leaders are trying to find out ways and means to take on the ruling party.
The government is now focusing on winding up the issues on day-to-day basis as the Appropriation Bill is to be passed on March 26 and 27 in the Assembly and Council respectively. It may be noted that Jana Reddy was not happy with the reply of Finance Minister E Rajender that they could get Rs 96,000 crore proposals made in the Rs 1.15 lakh crore budget for 2015-16 as it was stated by the Chief Minister. At this juncture, the Congress is trying to corner the treasury benches on TRS’ failure to keep its promises.
According to informed sources, Jana Reddy, who turned rather rhetoric on Friday, is expected to make his voice heard on Monday too. This time around, he is likely to pull up the ruling party for ignoring key sectors and presenting a flipside of budgetary allocations. The Opposition party seems to have regained its strength to make potshots at the ruling party on budget proposals. Jana Reddy, Utham Kumar Reddy and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka are likely to make the best use of the Assembly as a platform to make their voice heard.