Making the speculations true, the AP cabinet has reportedly approved the abolition of the legislative council, the upper house in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The AP Cabinet meeting took prominence in the wake of 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. Followed by the prolonged meetings with the legal team headed by senior lawyer and former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, state media has been speculating this move in the wake of the Chief Minister and ministers bringing the debate on scrapping the upper house in the previous session.
As per the reports from Secretariat, the cabinet meeting which is still going on has decided to introduce the resolution in today’s assembly. News also has it that, the ruling party is confident over the resolution as the opposition TDP boycotted today’s assembly sessions making it easy for the former. However, the act will come into effect only after the approval by the Parliament. On the other hand, the State BJP unit has already stated its stern opposition to the three capital bill while the centre’s stand is yet to be known. Political analysts opined that it will not be an easy path for Jagan with Modi-Shah duo who are speculated to be waiting for a right chance to bank the trust in Andhra Pradesh.