CHENNAI: The short duration monsoon session of the State Assembly begins on Thursday. It is likely to be a stormy one given the prevailing political climate in the State.
Even before the commencement of the session, confrontation between the Treasury Benches and the Opposition started during the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the House that took place on Wednesday.
DMK, CPM and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi have demanded that the duration of the session should be extended considering the number of issues to be discussed.
Since their demand was not met, they had recorded their dissent at the meeting.
It has been decided that the House would sit for three days - December 4, 5 and 8. On the first day, the session will commence with paying homage to the six former members of the House who had died in the past few months.
Supplementary estimates for the year 2014-15 will be presented on Friday and on December 8, it would be taken up for discussion. Besides, government Bills would be introduced and would be adopted after discussion.
While Opposition parties are set to rake up many issues including Karnataka’s efforts to build two new dams across Cauvery, developments at Mullaiperiyar dam, continuing arrest of fishermen by Lankan Navy, milk price hike, relief works in rain affected areas, etc., the ruling party is armoured with its accomplishment of storing water up to 142 ft in Mullaiperiyar dam after 37 years, steps taken to release the five condemned fishermen from Sri Lanka and measures taken to address the complaints of the public during the rainy season, steps taken to prevent spread of Avian Flu, etc.,
DMDK Whip VC Chandirakumar said party leader Vijaykant would take a decision on taking part in the current session later in the day while the DMK president chaired a meeting of party MLAs.