TN Assembly session to commence Jan 6

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly session will commence on 6 January, 2020 with the New Year address to the House by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

This will be the third address to the House by Purohit after he took over as the Governor in October 2017.
Assembly Secretary K Srinivasan, in a release today, said, ‘in pursuance of clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution, the Governor has summoned the Legislative Assembly to meet at 1000 hrs on January six, 2020 in the Assembly Chamber’.

“In pursuance of clause (1) of Article 176 of the Constitution, the Governor will address the State Legislative Assembly on that day,” he added.

In his address, the Governor is expected to outline some of the welfare measures of the AIADMK government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

After the Governor’s address, the Business Advisory Committee would meet at Speaker P Dhanapal’s Chamber to decide on the duration of the session.

The session is likely to last one week. The session is expected to generate more heat as the Opposition
led by the DMK would be raising a host of issues, including the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which has triggered widespread protests across the State.

The Opposition is also expected to raise the issue regarding the delay in the release of seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by the Governor even after the State Cabinet’s resolution was forwarded to the Raj Bhavan.

NT Bureau