A delegation of Telangana Ministers and elected representatives on Tuesday met Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan and urged him not to prorogue the Assembly as requested by the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Keeping alive the controversy over the Chief Minister’s office sending a note to the Speaker to prorogue the House, the delegation comprising Ministers – K. Jana Reddy, Ponnala Lakshmaiah and R. Venkat Reddy and other Ministers said that when the President sends the Bill to Legislature for seeking its opinion, both the Houses should be convened immediately.
The controversy started after a note reached the Speaker’s office seeking prorogation of the Assembly. As the Speaker was not in the city, his reply was delayed leading to speculation that it was a deliberate act and that the Speaker and the Chief Minister were on a collision course. However the Speaker reportedly returned the file to the Legislative Affairs Minister’s office for prorogation.
Another controversy broke out when Telangana leaders including the Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Raj Narasimha opposed the move. As a follow up, the Telangana Ministers met the Governor. Chief Minister on Monday tried to play down the letter saying it was merely a technical issue.