TN Assembly session resumes tomorrow, expects to be stormy

Chennai, Apr 6 : The Budget session of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly will resuming tomorrow, is expected to be story with the main Opposition AIADMK gearing up to raise a host of issues against the ruling DMK. During the 22-day session, which will last till May 10, the demand for grants for various departments will be taken up followed by replies from the concerned Ministers. The demand for grants for Water Resources department will be taken up tomorrow, followed by the other departments in the subsequent days. The demand for grant for the police department will be taken up on May seven to mark the completion of one year rule of the DMK and Chief Minister M K Stalin will replay to the debate on May nine. The Budget session of the Assembly started on March 18 with the presentation of General budget by Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan followed by the tabling of Agriculture Budget by Agriculture Minister MRK Panneerselvam on March 19. After a four-day session from March 21, during which the debate on the budget took place, both the Ministers gave their replies and the session was adjourned on March 25 and is all set to resume tomorrow. The session is expected to be stormy, with the Opposition parties planning to raise various issues, including the property tax hike, NEET, law and order and the recent raids on AIADMK leaders, besides various issues concerning the State, including the Mekedatu dam row with Karnataka. Ahead of the Assembly session, Stalin held review meetings with various departments at the State Secretariat. Official sources said during the meeting the Chief Minister reviewed the announcements made during the demand for grants last year, including those made under Rule 110 in the Assembly. He also discussed the announcements to be made during the upcoming session. GV 1245

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