Assembly takes back Council abolishing motion


Buggana Rajendranath moved the resolution
Amaravati, Nov 23:
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution withdrawing the earlier resolution seeking the abolishing of Legislative Council.
Moving the resolution, Minister for Legislative Affairs, Buggana Rajendranath said the resolution was adopted by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on January 27, 2020 seeking that the Legislative Council of the State be abolished.
It was sent to Union Home Ministry for consideration and with response not coming and ambiguity and dilemma on the functioning of the House prevailing, the Government has decided to withdraw the earlier resolution.
In the motion passed on Tuesday, the Minister said the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has adopted a statutory resolution on January 27, 2020, stating that the Legislative Council of the State to be abolished. The decision for the abolition of the Council was taken to remove intentional and avoidable delays in the passing of Bills, he said.

The resolution was escalated to the Centre for necessary action. However, despite constant persuasion of the matter at various levels and elapse of a considerable period of time of one year and ten months, there was no action from the Centre, he said.
In the meantime, the Council has been functioning and discharging its bounden duties. However, there was uncertainty amongst the members over the inordinate delay as the matter was kept pending with the Union Home Ministry and there being no time-frame for the process to be completed, it was considered necessary to put an end to the prevailing situation of uncertainty and ambiguity, which has been affecting the dignity and decorum associated with the Council and its members, he said.
This is reason, we propose to withdraw the resolution of January 27, 2020 and instead continue with the Council which is in existence, he said.
Later the House adopted the resolution unanimously.


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