September 26, 2020

Telangana Government is ready to Legislative Sessions

Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao said that the government is ready to discuss and debate threadbare all the issues pertaining to people in the forthcoming Legislative sessions. He said the government is also ready to discuss all the issues proposed by the political parties even it would mean more number of days. The CM has instructed the Ministers to get them prepared to place all the facts in the House so that they would be known to the people.

The Chief Minister held a meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Thursday to discuss with Ministers and Whips about the strategy to be adapted in the Legislative Sessions beginning from Sept 7. Ministers Sri Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Sri KT Rama Rao, Sri T Harish Rao, Sri Etela Rajender, Sri G Jagdeesh Reddy, Sri S Niranjan Reddy, Sri Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Ms Sabita Indrareddy, Legislative Council Chief Whip Sri Bodakunti Venkateswarlu, Whips Sri Prabhakar, Sri Bhanu Prasad, Sri K Damodar Reddy, Legislative Assembly Chief Whip Sri Dasyam Vinaya Bhaskar, whips Sri Gampa Govardhan, Ms Gongadi Sunitha, Sri Balka Suman, Sri Guvvala Balraju, Sri Rega Kantha Rao, Sri Arekapudi Gandhi, Rajya Sabha member Sri J Santosh Kumar, MLCs Sri Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Sri Seri Subhash Reddy and others participated.

It was decided at the meeting to discuss and debate matters pertaining to the containment of the Corona Virus spread, medical treatment given to the Corona patients, expansion of medical services in the State, crop loss due to heavy rains-measures to be taken, fire accident that took place at Srisailam Hydel Project, achievements made in the power sector, New Revenue Act, illegal construction of project by AP State government under the name of Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme, Irrigation sector issues, injustices being meted out to the State while implementing the GST, the financial and economic losses due to the financial policies of the Central government, the Centre’s lukewarm response to the resolutions made by the State on the reservations, Agriculture Sector and the Regulatory Cultivation method, organisation of PV Narasimha Rao Centenary Celebrations and others in the forthcoming sessions and propose these matters in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting.

The CM said rich tributes would be paid to Dubbaka MLA Ramalinga Reddy on the first day of the Session who died recently.The CM has instructed all the ministers to get them equipped with all the information on the issues that would come up for discussions during the Sessions. “The Legislative Sessions should be held upholding the democratic values. There is no other platform other than the Legislature to discuss matters on people’s issues and take appropriate decisions. We have to utilise this platform and opportunity.

The Telangana Legislature should be held as an ideal one for others in the country to look up for inspiration. The members should analyse how the programmes and Acts implemented by the government are performing at the field level.

The members should be able to point out if there was some lacunae somewhere. The government will answer each and every query raised by the members. The ruling party members also should mention about each and every issue of the people,” the CM exhorted.“Legislative Session will not mean disturbances, heaping of abuses, curses, unruly behaviour or utter pandemonium. It should not be a place to level accusations against one another or give vent to one’s impatience.

There should be a change in this attitude and the changes should qualitative in nature. There should be healthy debates, which should be inspiring and enlightening. The debates and discussion should analyse the implementation of Budget and Acts. The discussions should be high in quality and should be based on facts.

The members should speak in such a way that it should be of some help to people. Through discussions in the Legislature, the democracy should be strengthened on one side and pro-people decisions would be taken on the other.

This is how the Telangana legislature sessions should be held. Any member from any party on any subject can speak on the floor of the Houses. The government is ever ready to answer any question or give a clarification and implement the suggestions, which are practical. The member’s views should reflect the facts. They should reflect the ground realities,” the CM observed.

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