UK MPs’ team visits TS legislature

Hyderabad: Telangana Legislative Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary on Wednesday sought cooperation of the United Kingdom in the growth of IT, Pharma and Smart Cities in Telangana State.

A delegation of the UK MPs and Peers visited Legislative Assembly here on Wednesday for the second time in a series of CPA UK programs with Indian State Legislatures. The delegation comprising Virendra Sharma, MP, Nusrat Ghani, MP, The Lord Rana MBE, Ms Helen Gardner, official of CPA, London, British Deputy High Commissioner, Hyderabad, first paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Dr B R Ambedkar statues located on the Assembly premises. Later, they participated in a meeting organized by the Speaker in the Committee Hall-I.

Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said the relations between The UK and India were not new and were very old. “It is a happy occasion as the UK delegation visiting Telangana where UK Prime Minister Theresa May was in India. We are practising good Legislative traditions. We have good Legislatures and we have long hours of discussions and almost all MLAs will get a chance to speak in the House”, he said. The Speaker said he was going to introduce paperless communication in the Legislative Assembly installing touch screens in front of them.  He said the State has good governance and the government has taken up good schemes like Mission Kakathiya and Mission Bhagiratha in the State. The Speaker also urged the UK delegation to concentrate on the Telangana state and cooperate in the development of the State as the government has laid red carpet to investors in the State.

Legislative Council chairman Swamy Goud has explained about the Council elections process. CLP leader K Jana Reddy, who refused to speak with mike, has urged the UK delegation to extend their cooperation to Telangana government, which has taken up Textile Park in Warangal stating that the UK was much ahead in Textile sector.

The UK delegate Lord Rana said erstwhile Hyderabad regime played a great role during Second World War by sending full squadron to extend full cooperation to the UK. It was a great contribution to the UK, he said, adding that he could mention it everywhere. Nusrat Ghani, Virendra Sharma and others also spoke.

–NSS

 

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