Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council, Mohammed Ali Shabbir, on Saturday alleged that the TRS government has shown disrespect to the Legislature by postponing the monsoon session of Legislative Assembly and Council without informing the Opposition parties.
When the Assembly and Council met on August 30 to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao assured the Business Advisory Committees (BACs) that the monsoon session would be convened from September 20, he said.
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“However, they conveniently forgot the assurance given in the BAC and prorogued the Assembly to facilitate passing of an ordinance on new districts,” the Congress leader claimed.
“This is nothing but showing utter disrespect to the institution of Legislature, which is the first pillar of democracy,” he said.
Shabbir Ali said the Congress Legislature Party would serve a notice on KCR and Harish Rao for breach of privilege.
The TRS Government was afraid of facing the opposition parties in Assembly and Council, he claimed.
“Districts’ reorganisation, irrigation pact with Maharashtra Govt, non-clearance of crop loan waiver dues, crop loss due to drought and then heavy rains and floods, 12 per cent Muslim and ST reservation in view of submission of reports of both Sudhir and Chellapa Commissions and other important issues need detailed discussion.
“However, the TRS Government is not in a position to face opposition parties on these issue,” Shabbir Ali alleged.