TN Assembly session to begin from Thursday

PTI Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on December 03, 2014

Amidst a host of issues likely to be raised by opposition parties, a short session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly begins here tomorrow sans the presence of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, who has been convicted in an illegal wealth case. She has been disqualified as a legislator in the wake of her conviction.

Incidentally, this will be the maiden session faced by Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, who was handpicked by Jayalalithaa to succeed her.

The opposition parties are geared up to raise several issues of public import, including the death of 17 infants in the neonatal wards of Dharmapuri and Salem hospitals.

The Moulivakkam building crash on June 28 that claimed more than 60 lives, is expected to reverberate in the house.

The purchase of power from private companies and of eggs for the noon meal scheme are also among the issues likely to be raised by opposition parties in the House.

The Government made Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan Leader of the House last week, and further reshuffled secretaries of departments, including the Chief Secretary yesterday.

K Gnanadesikan, former head of TANGEDCO, was made the Chief Secretary, while the incumbent Mohan Verghese Chunkath was shunted out as Director of the State-run Anna Institute of Management.

While DMK has scheduled an MLAs’ meeting this evening to decide on issues to be raised in the House tomorrow, sources say DMDK founder and Leader of Opposition Vijayakant is considering attending the session.

Published on December 03, 2014
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