Tamilnadu Assembly session to be held from 28 June for a month

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin 28 June. Governor Banwarilal Purohit issued a notification summoning the State Assembly to meet 10 am 28 June.

This would be the first session of the Assembly after the recent Lok Sabha and Assembly by-polls. The Opposition DMK-led front won 37 of the 38 parliamentary seats and the ruling AIADMK, nine of the 22 Assembly seats for which by-polls were held.

During the session, which is expected to last a month, the demand for grants for various departments would be taken up and passed.

The session was expected to generate heat as the DMK has given notice for a no-confidence motion against Speaker P Dhanapal.

Apart from the no-confidence motion, the Opposition, whose strength has gone up to 109 after the recent by-polls, would raise a host of issues, including the drinking water scarcity faced by the people in various parts of the State, protests by farmers against the hydrocarbon project, Centre’s alleged move to impose Hindi, Cauvery water issue in the wake of non-reopening of the sluice gates of Mettur dam on the scheduled date of June 12 due to poor storage level and the Salem-Chennai eight-lane green corridor project pending before the Supreme Court after the Madras High Court quashed its land acquisition process.

On the opening day, obituary references would be made in respect of two sitting members who passed away recently after which the House would be adjourned. Later, the Business Advisory Committee would meet om the Speaker’s chamber to decide on the duration of the session.

NT Bureau