Puducherry Assembly to have a day`s session on Tuesday
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Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011, 18:20
Puducherry: The territorial Assembly will have a day's session on Tuesday after a ten day respite.

The House had its brief interim budget session from February 2 to 4.

Speaker R Radhakrishnan reconvened the Assembly in keeping with his assurance to members made on the floor of the House on February 4 that their demand for a day's meeting would be conceded. Very limited private members business is scheduled for the meeting tomorrow, official sources told PTI.

This is virtually the last meeting of the present Assembly in view of the assembly polls due in May. The interim budget session passed vote on account earmarking funds for the government for the first six months (April to September) of the new fiscal 2011-2012.

Although the strength of the Assembly is 30, resignation by former Chief Minister N.Rangasamy and his close confidante and government whip P.Angalane has led to the House having only 28 members including the Speaker. Of them 21 belong to the ruling bloc.Congress has 11 members.Its ally the DMK with seven and three independents support the government from outside.

On the opposition side, AIADMK has three members followed by PMK (two), CPI and MDMK one each.

There are three nominated members with Congress, PMK and CPI having one each.


First Published: Monday, February 14, 2011, 18:20

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