In yet another U-turn The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday backtracked on its earlier decision to dissolve the state legislative council. Blaming the Centre for failing to take any action on its resolution seeking abolition, the YSRCP-led government, withdrew the previous statutory resolution and seeking to continue the council that is in existence.
Finance and Legislative Affair Minister Buggana Rajendranath moved the resolution and the Assembly passed it by voice vote. The decision for the abolition of the Council was taken to remove intentional and avoidable delays in the passing of Bills, he said.
The decision came close on the heels of the state government withdrawing its legislation on three capital cities. Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states in India with a bicameral legislature. To the unversed, last year, the state government has sought the abolition of the legislative council or the Upper House of the state assembly, soon after the three capitals, Bill was referred to a select committee by the council chairman.