TAMIL NADU

T.N. Assembly session set to commence on June 28

The Governor has summoned the House to meet at 10 a.m.

The Governor has summoned the House to meet at 10 a.m.  

Water scarcity, Cauvery issue and NEET set to dominate proceedings

The next session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly is set to commence on June 28. The Opposition is likely to raise the issue of prevailing water scarcity in the State and the DMK may move a motion of no-confidence against Speaker P Dhanapal, for which it had given a notice.

According to a notification from the Assembly Secretariat, the Governor has summoned the House to meet at 10 a.m. on June 28.

Informed sources said the Assembly Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is expected to meet early next week to decide on the business for the first day. The session is likely to go on for a month. The Cabinet is also likely to meet on June 24.

Failure of water release from the Cauvery, opposition to NEET for medical admission, AIADMK’s stand on the three-language policy and the draft National Educational Policy of the Centre are likely to be the other issues which the opposition parties could seek to take up.

Though the DMK had conveyed its decision to move a no-confidence motion against the Speaker during a press interaction earlier this month, DMK president and Leader of the Opposition M.K. Stalin was non-committal on going ahead with the motion. When asked about the party’s plans on the no-confidence motion, he simply said, “Wait and watch”.

The Speaker had also issued show cause notices to three AIADMK MLAs “for anti-party activities”. The three MLAs were then considered to be in touch with AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran.

After the three MLAs moved the Supreme Court challenging the notices, the apex court granted an interim injunction on the notices issued by the Speaker.

This would also be the first Assembly session since the Lok Sabha polls and bypolls to 22 Assembly constituencies were held. While DMK won 13 of the Assembly seats, the ruling AIADMK won nine seats.

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