HYDERABAD: The newly-elected Telangana Legislative Assembly would meet from Thursday.
According to the press release from the Chief Minister’s office, the assembly proceedings would be held for four days from January 17 to 20.
The newly-elected MLAs would take oath after the House meets at 11.30 AM Thursday.
“In the afternoon of January 17, an official lunch would be hosted for the MLAs on the lawns of Legislative Council Hall”, the release added.
“The schedule for the Speaker's election would be announced on January 17 and the nomination process would commence,” it said.
As per the report, the names of several TRS leaders, including Padma Devender Reddy (deputy speaker of the previous assembly), Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, E Rajender and A Indrakaran Reddy (all ministers during the previous term of TRS) are doing the rounds for the Speaker's post.
“The Speaker's election and an announcement about it would take place on January 18, then the Assembly proceedings would continue with the newly-elected Speaker in the Chair.” the release said.
Senior AIMIM MLA from Charminar assembly constituency Mumtaz Ahmed Khan has been appointed as the pro tem Speaker.
"The Speaker will conduct the Business Advisory Committee meeting after the House is adjourned and will take a decision on the Governor's address the following day," it said.
On January 19, the Governor would address the joint session of the legislature.
“On January 20, the House would introduce the motion of thanks to the Governor's address and adopt the same”, the release said.
With inputs from PTI