Amravati Praetor. A new resolution to continue the Legislative Council in Andhra Pradesh was passed on Tuesday. The assembly has withdrawn the previous statutory resolution. The Jagan Mohan Reddy government took the decision blaming the Center for failing to take any action on the resolution seeking to abolish the Legislative Council.

Many resolutions passed by voice vote in the assembly

Finance and Legislative Affairs Minister Bugna Rajendranath introduced the resolution and the assembly passed it by voice vote. In January, 2020, the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government had passed a statutory resolution under Article 169(1) of the Constitution, which called for the abolition of the State Legislative Council in the ‘public interest’. The rationale behind this was that due to this the burden of 60 crore rupees is being put on the exchequer every year. When the statutory resolution was passed last year, Jagan Mohan Reddy had said he was proud, but on Tuesday when the new resolution was passed, he remained silent in the House.

caste census request

A resolution has been passed in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, according to which the Central Government has been requested to conduct caste census of socially and educationally backward classes along with scheduled castes, tribes and minorities in the 2021 census. Backward Classes Welfare Minister S Venugopal Krishna passed this resolution, which was passed by voice vote.

Bill to make three capitals withdrawn

The Andhra Pradesh government after a massive protest withdrew the controversial bill that decided to set up three capitals in the state. Under this bill, it was announced to make Visakhapatnam the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital.

Edited By: Monika Minal