HYDERABAD: The monsoon session of Telangana Assembly and Council concluded on expected lines as both Houses were adjourned sine die after completing the business, on Wednesday.
Though it was earlier decided that the House would sit till October 10, the disruption of the session by opposition members demanding an announcement on one-time settlement of crop loans led to confrontation. As almost all the opposition MLAs were suspended ‘till the end of session’, the business for the rest of the session became a mere formality. Apart from TRS members, only representatives of MIM were left in the House for the last three days of the session.
Though the House sat for seven days, the only issue that saw serious deliberation was farmers’ suicides. The debate remained inconclusive even after deliberating for two days. With the suspension of MLAs on the fourth day, the debates on other short notice questions became irrelevant.
As mentioned in these columns earlier, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhanachary adjourned the House sine die soon after chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s reply on welfare issues.
KCR, meanwhile, used the opportunity to lambast the opposition alleging that they were creating a fuss unnecessarily. He reiterated that Telangana is the only state in the country that had waived off crop loans to the tune of `8,000 crore in one stroke.
Accusing the opposition of raising unrealistic and impractical demands, he held the previous regimes - both TDP and Congress - responsible for the plight of the farmers in the state.
KCR blamed the opposition for creating trouble prompting the Speaker to suspend them. They feared that their misdeeds would be exposed if they participated in the discussion, he alleged.