Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Tamil Nadu Assembly session to begin from Sep 14

South India

The upcoming session of the State Legislative Assembly will be held from September 14 to September 16 at the Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai


Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the monsoon session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly is scheduled to take place between September 14 to 16.

According to the report, all those intending to take part in the House proceedings have been requested to undertake tests for COVID-19 infection 24 hours before the House is scheduled to convene.

All officers, Assembly officials and journalists also should undergo testing for the infection. 

This decision was taken by the Speaker P Dhanapal at the Business Advisory Committee meeting.

The upcoming session of the State Legislative Assembly will be held at the Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai.

As a precautionary measure, the venue for the Assembly has also been changed to Kalaivanar Arangam since the present Assembly hall at Fort St George cannot accommodate 235 members with social distancing.

Only those with authorised passes would be allowed on the third floor of the Kalaivanar Arangam.

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the House, chaired by Speaker P. Dhanapal , finalised the dates for the session. 

On the first day, resolutions would be adopted condoling the deaths of former President Pranab Mukherjee, DMK legislator J. Anbazhagan, Congress Member of Parliament H. Vasanthakumar and those who died of COVID-19. 

The House would also condole the deaths of 21 former legislators who had died since the previous Assembly session. The day's proceedings would be adjourned thereafter

.Official business would resume on September 15, and the first supplementary budget would be presented in the House on September 16.


Image: Representative purpose (Credit: The Hindu)

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