Tamilnadu Assembly meets today, stormy session expected

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Assembly is meeting at 11 am today at the Kalaivanar Arangam in Omandurar Government Estate here.

Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday called on Governor Banwarilal Purohit to invite him to deliver his address in the House.

The year’s first session will kick off with the customary Governor’s address to the House and the Business Advisory Committee would later decide on the duration of the session.

The Assembly hall in the centuries old Fort St George premises was considered unsuitable in view of the coronavirus pandemic and the House met in September last year at the Arangam, a government auditorium, and this year’s session too would be held in the same location.

After the September session, Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami had announced that the portraits of leaders VO Chidambaram Pillai and former CMs Omandur P Ramaswamy Reddiar and P Subbarayan would be made.

It is expected that these portraits will be unveiled today in the Assembly.

The session comes barely a few months ahead of the Assembly elections -expected in April or early May- and it is likely to be more stormy than before with main opposition DMK stepping up its attack on the AIADMK government in its poll campaign over a range of issues including corruption allegations.

 

NT Bureau