Telangana, power crisis issues to rock AP monsoon session

Published: 16th September 2012 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2012 07:23 PM   |  A+A-


The separate Telangana demand, ongoing power crisis, tuition fees reimbursement, farmers' issues would figure prominently in the monsoon session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly beginning tomorrow.

The House would meet for five days from tomorrow as (September 19 is a holiday due to Ganesh Chaturthi).

"The opposition parties wanted a debate on power, students' fees reimbursement, health, agriculture and drinking water issues. The government is ready for a debate on these," Congress Chief Whip G Venkata Ramana Reddy told reporters after a meeting of the Assembly's Business Advisory Committee (BAC).

Finding fault with the Congress government for not agreeing to hold a fairly long session, main opposition TDP alleged that the government was not sincere in conducting the House.

"We wanted the House to meet for at least 20 days to discuss 20 issues. But the government was ready for only four days. The Congress government is running away. We walked out in protest against their insincere attitude," senior TDP MLA G Muddukrishnama Naidu told reporters today after a meeting of the Assembly's Business Advisory Committee (BAC).

The number of working days of the Assembly was coming down since 2008 and the government was only conducting the House without sincerity, he alleged.

Other opposition parties, including YSR Congress Party and the Left also said the House should meet for at least 15 days.

Asserting that the government was ready to debate on all issues, the ruling Congress, however, dismissed the charge that the government was not interested in a long session.

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