HYDERABAD: Telangana Assembly Sessions are set to begin at 11 AM from today, September 7. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus the government took full precautionary measures ahead of this assembly sessions from 2 weeks ago.
Telangana Assembly Sessions will be held for 20 days. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Speaker, Council Chairman, Ministers, MLAs, MLCs underwent coronavirus tests.
Along with them, members of the media, police, ministerial PAs, PSs all underwent tests. Only those who have tested COVID-19 negative will be allowed into the assembly premises. This rule applies to everyone, including the Chief Minister.
As a precautionary measure to follow social distancing between members in the council 40 seats in the assembly and 8 seats in the council have been added to provide extra spacing between each member. The procedure to hold assembly sessions will be decided in today’s BAC meeting ahead of Telangana Assembly sessions.
All the members who were attending Assembly Sessions will be given PPE kits containing oxymeter, sanitary bottle and masks. There are two diagnostic centers and an ambulance near the assembly. Visitors are not allowed into the gallery. MLCs, MLA PAs, personal staff are also not allowed.
The TRS Legislative Party led by CM KCR will meet at Telangana Bhavan at 5 pm during the assembly sessions.
- Key Points To Be Discussed in Assembly Sessions :
- Reports revealed that there will be a discussion on Revenue Act in the house and another 4 bills.
- There will be discussion over steps to be taken for requesting centre to accord the Bharat Ratna to former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao.
- Members of the House would also discuss over several other issues like coronavirus outbreak in the state, Rayalaseema lift irrigation scheme, regulate farm cultivation method and registrations. ‘
- Even the opposition Congress party leaders is adamant that it will question the government policy over the above topics and the failure of government in conducting more coronavirus tests, and providing fabricated data over COVID-19 deaths and cases.
- Opposition leaders are now recalling remarks made by CM KCR on Corona in past assembly sessions. “We will prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the state,” he said.
- But state is witnessing a steep spike in coronavirus cases, and COVID-19 tests being conducted in the state are far less when compared to other states, and the death toll is also being increasing, opposition parties said.