TN Assembly to meet Jan 2 stormy session expected. The Tamil Nadu Assembly will meet at 10 am on January 2 with governor Banwarilal Purohit delivering his annual address, said an official statement on Wednesday.
A communication from the state legislative Assembly secretary K Srinivasan said the governor has summoned the House to meet at 10 AM on January 2.
“The Governor of Tamil Nadu proposes to address the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly the same day,” it said further.
Earlier this month, a special session of the House was convened and it adopted a unanimous resolution urging the Centre to withdraw the permission given to Karnataka for preparing a Detailed Project Report for a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu.
After the governor’s address, there is likely to be a debate on thanking the governor for his address. The DMK and other opposition parties are likely to raise several issues.
The session is expected to generate more heat as the Opposition led by the DMK would be raising a host of issues, including the Mekedatu project row with Karnataka, relief works in Cyclone Gaja hit districts, the controversial Sterlite issue, especially in the wake of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) setting aside the Tamil Nadu Government Order on closure of the Copper Smelter plant at Tuticorin and allowing the Vedanta group to reopen it.
The Opposition is also expected to raise the issue regarding the delay in the release of seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by the Governor even after the State Cabinet’s resolution was forwarded to the Raj Bhavan.