Telangana Assembly session begins

The maiden session of Telangana Assembly and council began here on Monday with the Protem Speaker administering the oath to new members.

Hyderabad: The maiden session of Telangana Assembly and council began here on Monday with the Protem Speaker administering the oath to new members.

Earlier in morning senior-most member of the Assembly K Jana Reddy was sworn in as the Protem Speaker by Governor E S L Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan.

In the 119-member Assembly, ruling TRS has 63 members, Congress 21, TDP-BJP 20, MIM - seven, YSR Congress -three, BSP - two and others, including two independents.

The protem speaker administered oath to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, followed by his cabinet colleagues and other members.

Legislative Council vice-chairman Nethi Vidyasagar was also sworn in as the Chairman by the Governor.

Election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker will be held tomorrow. The Governor will address the joint session of the two Houses on June 11.

Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao had earlier appealed to all parties to ensure unanimous election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

The House would take up motion of thanks to Governor`s Address on June 12 and 13 after which the session would conclude.

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