AP Legislative Council stood as the focal point of the state politics from the last two days. In what seemed like locking horns on the legal front, ruling YSRCP and opposition TDP heated up the state politics like never before. On Wednesday’s session in assembly, in an anticipated move Chief Minister Jagan, as a member, proposed to abolish the council. In the wake chairman of Legislative Council decision to send the AP Decentralisation Bill and Repealing of the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) Bill to a select committee, Jagan and his ministers have set ripples with the debate on scrapping the upper house. During which, the ruling party has presented the video of Chairman in the assembly with objection over his behaviour.
“How can a council set to make suggestions involve in impeding the bills? We are spending as much as 60 crores per year for the legislative council. While the state is suffering from the financial crunch, do we really need a council which is active only in six states?” said the Chief Minister in the Thursday’s assembly session. A few of the ministers like Pilli Subash Chandrabose and Botsa too lashed out on the opposition alleging them to influence the Chairman to act in their accordance. Adding strength to their proposal to scrap the council, the state government roped in senior advocates and former AG Mukul to detangle the Amaravati issue bylaw. On this note, political analysts opined that the Jagan-led government has made up their mind to abolish the upper house and are all decked up clearing the legalities that stood as hurdles.