Assembly session extended till Jan 11 in a bid to pacify irate Congress
Hyderabad: Apparently annoyed with the frequent boycott by the opposition parties, the ruling party has extended the winter session of Legislative Assembly by six more days. The House will continue from January 3 to 11 and work for six working days.
The House was extended by a week followed by a meeting of Business Advisory Committee (BAC) held after the House was adjourned. As per its decision, the House will continue to hold session on January 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 11. It is likely that the BAC is to meet again on January 11 to further extend the House to discuss some key issues. The decision to extend the House is probably to pacify the Congress party going aggressive seeking its voice to be heard in the session.
It is only possible if Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, at the behest of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, may extend the House for a few more days. All the opposition parties like Congress, Telugu Desam and CPM had boycotted the House on Thursday and the Congress did it again by abstaining from the House on Friday.
Senior Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy told media persons that they were boycotting the House on Friday as the treasury benches failed to give them a chance to speak on Land Acquisition Act. Thus, the Congress registered its protest against the ruling party for not giving them ample time to discuss on the Land Acquisition Bill which was passed a couple of days ago.
Madhusudhana Chary chaired the BAC meeting attended by KCR, Finance Minister E Rajender, Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari, Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, Leader of Opposition K Jana Reddy, BJP leader G Kishen Reddy, MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and CPM’s S Rajaih. On resumption, the House will discuss fisheries development on January 3, fees reimbursement on January 4, Singareni issue on January 5 and SC and ST issues on January 6. –NSS