Highlights

  • The state of Telangana was born in 2014, this is the state’s 2nd Telangana Assembly scheduled between (2018-2023)
  • The 15th Andhra Pradesh Assembly is scheduled between(2019-2024)
  • Assembly session primary constitutes, passing  of laws, government expenditure, question hours, discussion over policy matters.

Hyderabad: From demanding Bharat Ratna to late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao to revamping the highly `corrupt revenue system’, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led TRS government went all guns blazing to get crucial decisions ratified in the monsoon session of the Legislative Assembly that began on September 7.

Treasury passed the resolution seeking Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao posthumously. The decision evoked opposition from TRS’ political ‘friend’ AIMIM, which staged a walked out.

What added insult to the Opposition’s injury, was when CM shut down the Congress party by celebrating the centenary of the late PM. Next came abolishing the post of a ‘Village Revenue Officer. It was part of CM’s long-standing plan to revamp the highly corrupt revenue system.

A quick look into the functioning of the house revealed that during the 2nd assembly beginning 2019, the house clocked 27 working days, minus the monsoon session. Four sessions were held in 2019 and one in 2020.

New Project 2020 09 11t122645.272 Functioning of Telangana Assembly

 

.According to PRS Legislative Research, an independent research institute, Telangana Assembly saw the least activity in its first three sessions held in 2019. It is pertinent to mention that the TRS party formed the government for the second time after sweeping polls in 2018.

Political and administrative activity picked up towards the end of 2019 in the House. The government answered 68 questions and gave written replies to 10 others.

During the second assembly, a total of 18 bills were introduced and passed. The number would be higher if the bills passed in the monsoon session are taken into account.

During the first assembly session, the house clocked an average 28 working days in a year which is on par with the functioning of 26 Indian state. The 1st Telangana Legislative Assembly, was held on June 2, 2014. However, it was dissolved on September 6, 2018, before the scheduled completion of its term.

Despite ruckus, AP Assembly passes 43 bills in four sessions since 2019

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRC government in Andhra Pradesh passed 43 bills and answered 185 questions besides gave written replies to 70 questions in four Assembly sessions since 2019.

Despite ruckus by the opposition, the AP Assembly clocked 31 working days in four sessions beginning 2019.

New Project 2020 09 11t121807.042 Functioning of Andhra Pradesh Assembly

 

The new government passed 43 bills and answered 185 questions besides gave written replies to 70 questions.

Unlike the Telangana assembly that saw no disruption by the opposition party, the AP House witnessed political turbulence during all the four sessions.

TDP Chief and opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu staged a walkout on several occasions and even protested in the well of the House. He was protesting against three capital plan.

Coreena Suares

Coreena Enet Suares is the Editor of NewsMeter. Her stories have been published in the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper and the Asian Age. Coreena began her career as a News Anchor. Throughout her journey, she has been able to build a strong network with people from all walks of life. She is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists- Research and Investigation, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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