In what can be called a rude shock to the ruling YSRCP government, Mohammad Ahmad Sharif, chairman of the Andhra Pradesh legislative council on Wednesday decided to send the AP Decentralisation Bill and Repealing of the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) Bill to a select committee. Under dramatic circumstances between the ruling and opposition leaders in the council, the chairman announced his decision using his discretionary powers. The announcement was made after a day-long discussion between the YSRCP and main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has a majority of 27 members in the 58-member legislative council.
In a strategic move, the opposition Telugu Desam Party has issued a notice under Rule 71 to move a motion for debate on Tuesday which came as an unexpected hard hit to the government. Under which, the Opposition reserved the right to have a debate over the bill. Followed by a prolonged debate and YSRCP leaders darting to the chairman’s podium a number of times, the chairman announced that he would send the bills to the select committee with his discretionary powers and adjourned the house indefinitely.
With this, the government which is on the verge of passing the bills by hook or by crook needs to wait for three-four months. However, sources revealed that Jagan and his team are now contemplating the alternative plans to get through this chaos. News has it that state government has roped in top advocates to chalk out a strategy.