Hyderabad, June 9 : The second phase of budget session of Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly beginning from Monday is likely to be stormy.
The session will begin at 10 AM on Monday and will take up remaining tasks related with State budget for the financial year 2013-14. The first leg of budget session was held from March 13 to 26th.
Unlike several expectations, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy did not expand or reshuffled his cabinet. Instead, he dismissed DL Ravindra Reddy from his cabinet. Therefore, the Chief Minister would be facing the second phase of budget session with several vacancies in his cabinet which include the vacancies created due to the resignation of Dharmana Prasada Rao and Sabitha Indira Reddy.
However, unlike the first phase of budget session when Kiran Kumar Reddy Government faced and defeated No Confidence Motion moved by the TRS and YSRCP, the second phase is likely to be comparatively smooth. The absence of 15 rebel MLAs, including nine Congress legislators, from the House due to their disqualification is likely to strengthen the ruling party while slowing down the pitch of YSR Congress party.
However, the Chief Minister is likely to draw flak from the opposition parties over the issue of tainted ministers, irregularities in APPSC recruitment and Telangana among others.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi and BJP are expected to be aggressive due to the influx of senior leaders into their parties. While two Congress MPs and senior leader Keshava Rao joined the TRS, BJP got strength after Nagarkurnool MLA Nagam Janardhan Reddy joined the party.
The session will also witness the presence of Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu who skipped earlier two sessions due to his padayatra Vastunna Mee Kosam. He did not participate in the special session convened to pass the SC, ST Sub-Plan Bill and the first phase of budget session. Sources say that Naidu was planning to move a No Trust Motion against the government, although the Kiran Kumar Kumar Reddy Government is safe due to the disqualification of 15 MLAs from the House. INN