HYDERABAD: The main opposition TDP and Congress are gearing up to take on the ruling TRS on the second day of the Budget session.
The TDP and Congress want to continue to corner the treasury benches by once again raising the issue of taking action against MLAs and MLCs of their parties who have defected to the ruling TRS. The TDP, particularly, wants to demand the resignation of Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who won a TDP ticket and is inducted into the TRS cabinet.
The Congress, on the other hand, will take up the issue of defections in both the Assembly and Council as majority of their MLCs defected to the ruling party. Simultaneously, the Congress wants to raise the issue of failure of government in taking up various welfare programmes as promised by it in its manifesto even as eight months of ruling.
The BJP is also likely to join the TDP and Congress and take up the property tax issue.
Congress members would meet an hour before the session to chalk out their strategy.
The House will meet on Monday at 10 am for taking up discussion on governor’s address apart from regular business but that seems unlikely in the view of the opposition protests.
Speaker to verify video clipping:
As decided on Saturday, the video clippings of the proceedings of the joint Assembly session on the first day would be showed to the floor leaders of all the parties on Monday. The screening is likely to be held at 9 am and Council chairperson will also be present.
It was decided to play the video clippings to find out who is responsible for the attack on the TDP MLAs inside the House and also whether any of the TDP or Congress MLA insulted the National Anthem by standing on the bench and displaying banners when the anthem is played.
Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary will take the views of floor leaders of all the parties before taking a decision. The opposition members also wanted action against the ruling party MLAs who stormed into the well and `attacked’ their MLAs when they were staging a protest when the Governor was addressing the joint session.