Debate on AP Reorganization Bill from Wednesday
December 17, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of AP State Assembly in a meeting on Tuesday decided to extend the winter session of the Assembly by two days till December 20 to make a way of introduction of a debate on Telangana Bill.
In three spells
The debate will take in three spells and will continue till Friday and resume after a break for Christmas holiday from January 3 to 10 and after a four day break for Sankranti, the debate will recommence on January 16 and go on till January 23, the deadline fixed by the President of India for the return of the Bill.
The BAC meeting went off peacefully and the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy stick to his point to utilize the 42 days period for an exhaustive discussion was accepted by the leaders from Telangana region.
TDP deputy leader Gali Muddukrishnam Naidu and YSRCP leader YS Vijayamma walked out of the meeting before the two hour long meeting came to an end demanding the adoption of a resolution before the debate begins on Telangana Bill.
Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkataramana Reddy speaking at the media point said that the Speaker was looking into the Assembly procedure adopted during the formation of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand for adopting the same here. He said that though BAC meeting was to take place on Monday coud not be done due to Seemandhra TDP MLAs were protesting inside the Speaker's chambers.
A free-for-all, says CPI Narayana
The CPI State secretary K Narayana has regretted that the discussion on the Bill in Assembly has turned into a free-for-all. He said that MLAs belonging to different parties were only confusing people for their political ends instead of expressing their views on the Bill. 'What is required is discussion and not voting as some leaders are making it out to be, said Narayana.