Jagan Mohan Reddy govt approved the abolition of the legislative council

Jagan Mohan Reddy govt approved the abolition of the legislative council

On Monday the Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the abolition of the legislative council after its Chairman referred the three-capital Bill to the select committee on discreationary powers.

Earlier on Thursday the assembly discussed the happenings that took place in council in the last two days.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the Speaker to allow a discussion on Monday on whether there was any need to let the council continue to exist, or whether it could be abolished.

TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar said the Andhra Pradesh government "is expected to follow the values of the Constitution. Unfortunately it has taken an abnormal decision."

"The Legislative Council may be dissolved for other reasons but not for the reason that it sent the bills to a select committee," he said.