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Updated: June 26, 2014 23:20 IST

Assembly sessions must focus on welfare issues: Buddha Prasad

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Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad
The Hindu Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad

The focus of Legislative Houses should be the people, and people centric issues, and the State Assembly sessions should be utilised for discussions on Bills, and business should be constructive, said Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad.

In an informal chat with the media here on Thursday he said that several issues pertaining to the welfare and development of the people would be discussed in the Legislative Assembly in the next five years. It was up to the members to participate in the discussions sincerely. Asked when the Assembly sessions would be conducted in the State, he said that a place with the appropriate facilities was required.

He said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was very keen on the development of Machilipatnam Port and work will start soon.

Mr. Buddha Prasad said there was no need for Krishna delta farmers to panic because the State government would not let them down. Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao was closely monitoring developments and he would get water released from the appropriate reservoirs.

The Deputy Speaker said that his post prevented him to speak about politics, but there were no restrictions on him speaking about development.

Joint Collector J. Murali and Sub-Collector D. Harichandana met Mr. Buddha Prasad who came to the district for the first time after his election as Deputy Speaker.

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