TN Assembly session beginning tomorrow, expected to be stormy

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Chennai, Jan 4 : The Tamil Nadu Assembly session beginning tomorrow with the customary Governor’s New Year address, was expected to be stormy as the Opposition is likely to raise a host of issues.

The session will commence 1000 hrs at the spacious Kalaivanar Arangam with Governor R N Ravi’s address, which is likely to outline various developmental schemes of the DMK government.

This would be the first address by the Governor after he assumed office in September last year and the first after the DMK came to power in May last year after a gap of ten years.

The brief session was expected to be stormy as the principal Opposition AIADMK

is all set to corner the government on a host of issues, including the rising daily case

load of COVID virus, the emerge of the Omicron variant, the law and order situation,

the recent floods and rains, damages caused to standing crops due to heavy northeast

monsoon rains, incidents of suicide following sexual assaults and the recent DVAC

raids against former AIADMK Ministers.

The DMK government was expected to introduce some key Bills in the session.

Ahead of the session, all the MLAs, officials and media personnel covering the session

were subjected to COVID tests, the results of which showed that the DMK MLA from

Perambalur Prabhakaran has tested positive. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The session was all set to return to the Assembly Chamber in Fort St.George after gap

of more than a year, but was shifted back to Kalaivanar Arangam in view of the rising

COVID cases and fast spread of Omicron variant.

Since there has been increase in daily COVID cases, which had crossed the 1,500 mark

after more than a month and the spread of Omicron variant, it has been decided to hold

the session at the Kalaivanar Arangam, which was the venue for the last one year in view

of the COVID pandemic and to maintain physical distancing, an official release said.

The Business Advisory Committee will meet after the Governor’s address to decide on the

duration of the session.

Sources said the session is likely to last a few days during which a motion of thanks to the

Governor for his address would be adopted.

Assembly Speaker M Appavu had stated that like the last session, the ensuing Assembly

session would also be paperless. All the members will be provided with touch screen

computers.

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